Course Overview This course equips students with a breadth and depth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural an…
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A specialised qualification in the field of sport and exercise science. It will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills valued within a wide range of sports-related careers.
The Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science is designed to help prepare you for higher education within the field of sport science or for employment in the sports industry. You will develop your extended writing skills, the ability to meet deadlines and learn how to complete effective research. Whilst developing your knowledge and understanding, you will also develop transferable and work-ready skills and an understanding of industry requirements.
The fundamentals and specialist aspects of sport and exercise science are taught using a student centred approach within a unit based structure. Knowledge is applied in project based internal assessments and through externally set tasks and written examinations. It is equivalent in size to three A Levels.
This vocational qualification has been developed in collaboration with universities, professional bodies and businesses. It is widely recognised by industry and higher education.
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For potential destinations following this course, please find the following job posters: Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Internal assessment (58%) External assessment (42%)
Standard Entry Requirements, plus GCSE Science 5 (and GCSE PE 5 desirable)
£32 for course textbook –
You may be required to complete an activity before you start in order to help introduce you to the subject. Check back in the summer term for more details.
Units of study will include Functional anatomy, Applied sport and exercise psychology, Specialised fitness training, Coaching for performance and fitness, Applied research methods in sport and exercise science, Sociocultural issues in sport and exercise, Sport and exercise physiology and Nutrition for sport and exercise performance. Students will be assessed via internal assessments in the form of essays, reports, workbooks and presentations and through externally assessed tasks and short- and long-answer questions. All students will be expected to complete one week of related work experience in each year of the course. Students will benefit from the use of the multi-purpose sports hall and fitness room in practical lessons. All students are encouraged to combine their studies with enrichment sports or sports development programmes (including high performance and elite sports where appropriate).
This course is an accepted qualification for entry into university.
Last year students went on to various destinations including university places at Swansea, Oxford Brookes, Bath, Hull, Gloucester, Nottingham Trent, Coventry, Bournemouth, Bath, Worcester, Loughborough, Lincoln, Brunel, Portsmouth, Winchester, Exeter, Birmingham. Students also went on to join the Royal Navy and continue rowing with Leander.
Future careers might include PE teaching, lecturing, sports management, coaching, physiotherapy, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, sports psychology, sports journalism, sports analysis, sports therapy and strength and conditioning.
It is also excellent preparation for those wanting to progress to industry-recognised qualifications and careers in sports therapy, the fitness industry and coaching.
Future careers might include PE teaching, sports coaching, physiotherapy, leisure management and fitness training. Students may consider direct entry into other employment or further training.
This course is an accepted qualifcation for entry into university, with students having secured places at universities including Bath, Loughborough, Cardiff, Brunel, Exeter, Kent, Oxford Brookes, Plymouth and Southampton. It is also also excellent preparation for those wanting to progress to industry-recognised qualifications and careers in sports therapy, the fitness industry, sports development, nutrition, performance analysis and sports psychology.
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I came to The Henley College from The Princess Risborough School. I really enjoyed the course as I already had an interest in the body and sports, and I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, massage, injury and fitness.
I have gained a lot of experience studying here and I've secured a place at University to study a degree in Physiotherapy. I have also signed an extension to my contact with London Broncos for the season.