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Sport Level 3 BTEC (Double Award)

Examination Board: Edexcel/Pearson

The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport consists of a total of 720 guided learning hours. This qualification is broadly equivalent to two A- Levels.

This specialist work-related qualification is an excellent choice for those aspiring to a career in sport and the health and leisure industry. The broad study base available provides a variety of experiences and the opportunity to acquire knowledge across a diverse range of areas. The course not only serves a route into employment within sports related fields, it is also a proven progression route into further and higher education – BTEC Nationals earn UCAS points. This course, through its delivery, will facilitate the development of academic skills, research, evaluation and analysis, practical skills, leadership, teamwork, organisational skills, problem solving and a work placement in the sport or leisure industry.

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Work is assessed through a range of methods including a written exam, two research task based written exams (external), written assignments, practical observations and presentations (internal). The internally assessed units are assessed at our centre and standardised by Pearson/Edexcel.  External exams are set and marked by Pearson/Edexcel.

Entry requirements for BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport

· Pupils meeting the criteria to return for Sixth Form will be accepted on this course

· GCSE PE – C* in GCSE PE full course or a Merit in BTEC Level 2

· ICT, Media, English and Science at GCSE level are desirable but not essential

** You may select to study BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (Single Award), Diploma (Double Award) or Extended Diploma (Triple Award) **

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