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Physical Education - Sport - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma







Physical Education Sport - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Mr Lawson Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma


The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is designed to develop the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills essential within the sports industry. 

The aim of the course is to develop an understanding of the:

  • human body and how it is affected by physical activity;
  • health and safety factors involved in sports participation;
  • key principles involved in the coaching process;
  • fitness requirements and training methods needed for different sports, as well as how to create fitness training programme.

The course is equivalent to one full A level when completed in Year 13.


Course Entry Requirements:


  • Students are expected to have achieved at least a Merit or a 5 (C) grade in their relevant BTEC or GCSE PE course. 
  • GCSE grades of at least a 5 are required in English and Science. 
  • An active role in competitive sport inside and outside of school is also highly desirable.

Course Content:


The Mandatory Units that make up the full Extended Certificate:

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology The Physiology of Fitness Assessing Risk in Sport Principles and Practices in Outdoor Education


The Three Optional Units that make up the full Subsidiary Diploma:


  • Practical Team or Individual Sports
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Sports Coaching


    The course covers 7 units over 2 years.  The assessment for the course is mainly coursework but there will be at least one external exam. Assessment encompasses a range of methods including; investigations, presentations, practical performances, observational analysis, group based projects, written accounts and poster campaigns.

    Progression and Careers

    This course can lead to a career in sports coaching, leisure management, fitness instructing, PE teaching or further education (University or College).  It also complements the A level course.

    “This course is great for anyone interested in sport.  It allows you to put theory into practice and develop an understanding of what can be done to improve sporting performance.”

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    For further information, please contact Mr Lawson - Head of Physical Education.