Examination Board: Edexcel/Pearson
The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport consists of a total of 360 guided learning hours. This qualification is broadly equivalent to one A-Level.
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 and problem solving.
Work is assessed through a range of methods including a written exam, a research task based written exam (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 Extended Certificate 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) **