Sport and Physical Activity - BTEC

The BTEC Diploma Sport and Physical Activity is a modular course. Students present their work in a number of ways including practical demonstrations, presentations and role play. It provides individuals with a hands-on approach to their learning of sport which provides direct transferable skills to university and the working environment.

The Cambridge Technical course at Level 3 is the equivalent of 3 A levels and it may be delivered alongside an A level course in another subject.

The course provides a practical, real-world approach to learning without sacrificing any of the essential subject theory. This is a fantastic opportunity to study sport and explore the in-depth aspects of how we can improve performance from an elite level perspective. The course is a mix of theory and practical performance and to be eligible to qualify for the course, you must be currently participating at an elite level, eg academy, county, district or national level in any sport. Your knowledge from this sport will be directly applied to your studies and you will be expected to maintain a high level of sporting performance as part of the qualification.

It combines scientific and vocational units that will help you reach your full performance potential and prepare you for the workplace or university.

Looking Further Ahead

The Cambridge Technical at Level 3 is recognised by universities and carries UCAS points equivalent to 3 A levels.

It provides a pathway into Teaching, Coaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Management and Sport and Exercise Science.

Course Content

The course covers a breadth of topics including;

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology 
  • Risk assessment
  • Fitness testing
  • Sports nutrition
  • Psychology of sport
  • Sports coaching
  • Exercise and health
  • Sports injuries
  • Sport and exercise massage
  • Officiating in sport
  • Organising sports events
  • Laboratory testing in sport science