Sport & Exercise Science

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Course introduction

The BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science will give learners a solid foundation in the Sport and Leisure sector, whilst also developing the essential skills required for employment or progression to further qualifications and training.
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Sport & Exercise Science

Level

3

Specific course entry requirements

College entry, (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

1 examined unit – Functional Anatomy

1 externally assessed unit- Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

2 internally assessed coursework units. 

What will I study?

4 units over the two years:

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Specialised Fitness Training 

Where will this course lead me?

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in sport and who wants to gain a sport related qualification to aid their progression to employment or further study in a related subject. Possible careers or further study could include the following areas but is not limited to: Health & Fitness industry, Sports Science, Nutrition, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Development, Coaching and the Outdoor Activity Industry. 

Sport and Exercise Science
Alex Pendlebury
Sport and Exercise Science
Where next?
Edge Hill – Physical Education & School Sport

Pre-course materials

Course activities to prepare for your SJR studies.

 

Bridging Materials

For Year 11 students who have applied and will be joining us in Year 12

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Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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