Subject Area: Sports & Leisure
Level: CTEC Level 3 Diploma
Exam Board: OCR
You should have four GCSEs at grade 4/C and above, preferably with grade 4 in GCSE English and grade 4 or above in GCSE Physical Education. With supporting GCSEs a merit in a level 2/intermediate sport course would also be acceptable. It is essential that you are currently performing in at least one sport so that you can provide video evidence for practical assessment. This course also includes sports coaching and a fitness training programme, therefore a high level of motivation for the subject is necessary.
What will I study?
This course is intended to provide students with an introduction to the world of sport and the sports industry, enabling them to investigate a wide range of areas. Specialist pathways are available in coaching, leadership and physical education.
For the certificate you will study:
Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity. Method of assessment: exam.
Unit 2: Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership. Method of assessment: coursework.
For the extended certificate you will also study:
Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development. Method of assessment: exam.
Unit 5: Performance Analysis in Sport. Method of assessment: coursework.
Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation. Method of assessment: coursework.
In addition to all the above, for the diploma you will study:
Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise; Working Safely in Sport Exercise, Health and Leisure; Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activities; Health and Fitness Testing for Sport; Sport and Exercise Psychology; Preparing to Work in Sport; Physical Activities for Specific Groups.
This qualification is not just about being able to play sport: it will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into higher education on a sport-related course such as Sport and Physical Education, Sport Science, Sport Coaching and Development, or Sport and Leisure Management.
Did you know?
The last Olympic gold medal that was actually made from gold was awarded in 1912.