BTEC Sport and Exercise Science Level 3 (2016) NQF

Why study BTEC Sport? 

  • An alternative to A Level PE
  • 60% Course work
  • BTEC explores different aspects of PE and Sport
  • Equivalent of two A Levels

How will I be assessed?

By written assignments, presentations and practical assessments only; three examinations and five coursework units.


  • An interest in PE/Sport
  • GCSE PE desirable but not essential
  • English and Mathematics GCSE Grade 4 or above

What skills will I gain from studying BTEC Sport?

  • Teaching and Coaching Skills
  • Skills of Analysis of Data
  • Social Skills
  • A deeper understanding of current issues on Sport
  • Report Writing
  • Leadership Skills

Where can BTEC Sport lead?

  • Teaching /Coaching
  • Leisure Centre Management
  • Sport / Media / Commercialism Work
  • Working for NGB of Sport

Additional Comment

  • Think long and hard about your route if you are considering BTEC
  • BTEC suits some people more than others
  • This course requires a commitment to teaching and coaching in addition to lessons

What will I study?

  • Year 12                                                                               Unit 1: Sport and Exercise PhysiologyUnit 2: Functional AnatomyUnit 3: Applied Sport and Exercise PsychologyUnit 5: Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science

Year 13

Unit 4: Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing

Unit 6: Coaching for Performance and Fitness

Unit 8: Specialised Fitness Training

Unit 9: Research Project

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