This is a course for those with a real interest in all aspects of sport and fitness who would like to follow a career in this industry. You’ll study a range of units which may include anatomy and physiology, training and fitness, sports nutrition, sports coaching, sports massage, sports injuries, and PE and young people in sport. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your practical performance in two individual and two team sports. A key requirement is a real enthusiasm for sport and/or exercise and fitness in both the theoretical and practical aspects.
You should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9 – 4. Alternatively, if you have studied at Level 2, you should have achieved a Merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for you if you prefer coursework.
To study this course, you should also have a grade 4 in GCSE English and Mathematics and preferably, Science/Physical Education.
This course is made up of six units over two years:
** externally assessed exams
Lesson activities are wide-ranging with lessons taking place in the Sports Hall, the Gym and in computer rooms. Students have time to complete their coursework both in and out of lesson time and be involved in other enrichment activities. The Extended Certificate is suitable for anyone who has an enthusiasm for sport both theoretically and practically.
All internal units will be assessed and graded by your teachers. At the end of the course, points gained will combine to form an overall grade. You can achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. All assessments are completed through assignments and/or examinations.
Coursework with practical units and two externally assessed exams.
You will be expected to provide your own textbooks, folders, dividers, plastic wallets and USB memory sticks.
Two essential textbooks: £40.
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