BTEC Sport (Level 3) Diploma

Sixth Form

BTEC Sport (Level 3) Diploma

What Topics Will I Study?

Equivalent in size to two A-Levels.

9 units - 6 internally assessed and 3 are externally assessed.

Mandatory content (75%).

External assessment (45%).

Mandatory External Assessment

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Investigating Business in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry

Mandatory Internal Assessment

  • Skill Acquisition in Sport
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Leadership


1 x Optional Internal Unit

What Grades do I Need at GCSE Level?

If you want to study this qualification along with another A-Level or BTEC, you must meet the criteria for studying A-Levels, achieve a grade 5 in at least one science subject and achieve at least a grade 5 in GCSE PE or merit in BTEC Sport. Good IT skills are also desired.

What Other Subjects Should I Study?

This can be combined with 1 other A-Level course or 1 other BTEC qualification.

What About Choices After BTEC?

BTEC National Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education, opening doors direct to employment in Sports Centres or degree courses at university and college.

Further Information

It is expected that pupils contribute at least two hours of their non-contact time each week to assist with Key Stage 3 lessons in the PE department. This fulfils some of the requirements of modules and increases understanding. Performance PE kit will be offered to students upon starting the course in September. Kit includes: polo shirt, rain jacket and tracksuit. Purchase of the polo shirt is compulsory.

If you would like further information on any aspect of BTEC Sport, please contact: Mr P Goodison (Head of department) or Mrs J Broughton (Head of course): or access the Pearson website here.

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