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Physical Education - Sport and Physical Activity - CTEC Technical Level 3







Physical Education Sport and Physical Activity - CTEC Technical Level 3  Mr Lawson OCR CTEC Technical Level 3


Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity 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.

Entry Requirements:

  • Students are expected to have achieved at least a Merit or a grade 5 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:

  • Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity.
  • Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership.
  • Sports Organisation and Development.  

The two Optional Units that make up the full Extended Certificate:

  • Health and Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise.
  • Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activities.


The course covers 5 units over 2 years.  The assessment for the course is mainly coursework but there will be two external exams. Assessment encompasses a range of methods including; investigations, presentations, practical performances, observational analysis, group based projects, written accounts and poster campaigns.


This course can lead to a career in sports coaching, leisure management, fitness  Instructing, PE teaching or further education (University or College). 

“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.