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. The 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 range of areas to study. Specialist pathways are available in coaching, leadership and physical education.
Most students study one other subject alongside this course, and complete the CTEC Level 3 Sport Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A level) in their first year, going on to complete the Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels) in their second year. However there is also the option to maintain three subjects at Notre Dame by opting for the CTEC Level 3 Sport Certificate (equivalent to one AS level) in the first year and the Extended Certificate in the second.
CERTIFICATE (equivalent to one AS)
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.
EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (equivalent to one full A level)
You will study:
Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development. Method of assessment: exam.
Unit 5: Organisation of Sports Events. Method of assessment: coursework.
Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation. Method of assessment: coursework.
DIPLOMA (second year, equivalent to two full A levels)
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.