This course provides a natural progression from BTEC First Certificate and is organised in a similar way. You will follow a series of sport related units, four units in Year 12 and a further three units in Year 13. This qualification has been developed to meet the employment opportunities within the sport and leisure industry. Some examples of these are Health and Fitness Facilities, Coaching, Teaching, Personal Training, Health Promotion, Community and Sport Development Officers. Cambridge Technicals are fully recognised by employers and many universities, with UCAS points being awarded for each examination.
*We may also offer the Triple Award dependent upon uptake.
Extended Certificate – 360 Guided Learning Hours (GHL) – equivalent to an A level in terms of size.
Unit 1: Body systems and the effects of physical activity (Exam).
Unit 2: Sports coaching and activity leadership.
Unit 3: Sports organisation and development (Exam). (Over the two years students will study other units to complete the 120 GHL).
Foundation Diploma – 540 GHL - equivalent to one and a half A levels in terms of size.
Same as the Extended Certificate with the addition of: Unit 4: Working safetly in sports, exercise, health and leisure (Exam).
Unit 11: Physical activity for specific groups.
Over the two years students will study other units to complete the 180 GHL.
Diploma – 720 GHL - equivalent to two A levels in terms of size.
Same as the Foundation Diploma.
Over the two years students will study other units to complete the 360 GHL.
Additional Units include:
Unit 5 Performance analysis in sport and exercise Unit 6 Group exercise to music
Unit 7 Improving fitness for sport and physical activity Unit 8 Organisation of sports events
Unit 10 Biomechanics and movement analysis Unit 12 Nutrition and diet for sport and exercise Unit 13 Health and fitness testing for sport and exercise.
Unit 12 Nutrition and diet for sport and exercise Unit 13 Health and fitness testing for sport and exercise
Unit 17 Sports injuries and rehabilitation
Unit 18 Practical skills in sport and physical activities Unit 19 Sport and exercise psychology
Each assignment is marked on a 3 point scale: Distinction; Merit; Pass. A few pupils entered for the Diploma may be entered for the Foundation Diploma Award; this depends on progress through the first year of the course. Further information may be obtained from the PE Department.
Extending Your Experience
The course encourages you to take an active role in sport. You could be involved in running tournaments, visiting primary schools, attending conferences and using university facilities as well as making use of our own sports facilities. As an extension to the work,making use of our own sports facilities.
The minimum entry requirement for Cambridge Technical Award is five Grade 5 GCSEs.
Many pupils use these awards as a means of accruing UCAS points to obtain university entry or to be employed within the Leisure Industry. A few students have trained as lifeguards and are employed by our Sports Centre. This work can be linked to the Work Experience Unit in the Upper Sixth course. It is hoped that other courses may be linked to the leisure activities in the community. Pupils are encouraged to become involved in participating in National Governing Body Coaching and Refereeing Awards.