This course is ideal for students who wish to study a sports course alongside other Level 3 qualifications. The course will enhance your knowledge of the sporting industry and develop your skills in becoming a sports scientist. Within the course you will gain an understanding of how the body and mind respond to exercise and how to coach athletes in a safe sporting environment.
You will study a variety of topics across the 2 years which may include:
• Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
• Assessing Risk in Sport
• Sports Coaching
• Psychology for Sports Performance
• Sports Nutrition
• Fitness Testing
Each topic is related to the sporting interests of the group wherever possible and adapted to be as practical as the course allows. It is advisable to have a strong scientific interest and an interest in a variety of sports.
This course is an ideal alternative to A Level Physical Education.
Assessment is completed across the two years using externally assessed exams and internally assessed assignment work focusing on specific tasks relating to each unit. Grading is conducted on a Pass, Merit or Distinction level. Students are expected to undertake independent learning outside of the classroom environment throughout the course to aid their academic development.
At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English or Maths.