Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness Pathway) BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Level 3

Sport currently sits in the top 15 industrial sectors in England, contributing £20.3 billion to the economy in 2010, 1.9% of the total. The number of sport related jobs in the UK is estimated at over 400,000.

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1 Year


September 2020 start


You will study 4 mandatory units:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • The aim of this unit is to explore the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also to learn the fundamentals of the energy systems.
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • This unit provides an opportunity for learners to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • The health and safety of sports participants is in the spotlight more now than it has ever been. It is more important than ever to make sure all risks are minimalised prior to sports participation. This unit gives learners knowledge and experience that can be used to help promote a culture of health and safety in sport.
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • The aim of this unit is for learners to be able to plan fitness training sessions and design fitness training programmes.  The first part of the unit involves learners examining different methods of fitness training.  The second part of the unit involves learners planning a fitness training programme for a selected individual.

Plus one or the other of the following 2 units:

  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Principles and Practices in Outdoor Adventure

You will also study 5 of 21 optional units, including:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • Profiling Sports Performance

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs with the following grades: English at grade 4 and maths at grade 3 or above, and 3 other GCSEs grade 4 or above to include PE or a sports background.

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Assessment Methods

  • Discussions
  • Group activities and presentations
  • Written assessment
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Fitness tests
  • Observations
  • Logbook/diaries


Apprenticeship, degree level course, HNC Sport

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    Start date

    2020-09-07 00:00:00.000

    End date

    2021-07-02 00:00:00.000



    Huddersfield Centre

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    Kirklees College