You will learn about many aspects of sport, particularly thinking about the human body and how it enables us to perform sports activities. Time will be spent discovering the history of sport and how contemporary issues affect sport on a daily basis. You will also develop practical leadership skills in the sports coaching unit. There are further units to study that are mostly practical based, such as team or individual sports or outdoor activities.
How is the course structured and graded?
This qualification is available in a four unit Certificate form (equivalent to an AS-Level) and a six unit Introductory Diploma form (equivalent to a full A Level). We will start by initially working towards the first four units before choosing three relevant optional units based
on the student’s interests. You can achieve the course at either a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* grade. On the Introductory Diploma, these are equivalent to an E, C, A or A* grade of a full A Level.
Will this course be suitable for me?
To be successful on this course, you will need to have achieved at least a C grade in GCSE English. It is also helpful if you have studied GCSE PE or Level 2 Sport, but this is not essential. You should be interested in Sport, Human Anatomy and Sports Coaching. The
course involves quite a bit of writing so you should enjoy analysing issues and discussing them in detail.
What could this course lead to?
Students taking this course have gone on to study Sports Science, Sports Coaching, Sports Journalism and Event Management at university. Others have moved onto apprenticeships in the fitness industry or employment.
Cambridge Level 3 Technical Certificate/ Introductory Diploma
There are no additional fees for this course
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