Sports Science, Coaching & Personal Fitness Training – BTEC Level 3

BTEC Level 3

This Sport Science qualification is a two-year course equivalent to 3 A Levels.

The Course Content

This course will focus on knowledge of the key components of the human body for sport and exercise performance. Students will be invited to gain experience in our new state-of-the-art sports facilities lead by our expert teachers.

How will I be assessed?
100% Coursework

Some Units you will study…

  • Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
  • Sport & Exercise Physiology
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology

Optional Units you may also study depending on qualification size…

  • Research Methods for Sport & Exercise Sciences
  • Methods of Fitness Testing
  • Fitness Training & Programming
  • Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise
  • Sports Biomechanics in Action
  • Sports and Exercise Nutrition
  • Research Project
  • Applied Sport Physiology
  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Sport Injuries & Rehabilitation
  • Science of Coaching
  • Analysis of Sports Performance

This programme of study will develop the student’s theoretical knowledge about the human body systems and practical application of methods to test and train athletes in performance improvement.

These courses are suitable for students who wish to progress onto study in Higher Education or who wish to go into employment or apprenticeships. The course is designed to be taken as a full time qualification or alongside A levels.

Personal Training (Level 2)

Students will also have the opportunity to gain an industry recognised personal training qualification during their two-year study. Students will learn about gym-related anatomy, fitness and how to conduct safe and effective personal training sessions.

Some Units you will study…

  • Anatomy in the gym environment (EXAM)
  • Fitness and Training (EXAM)
  • Dealing with Clients
  • Planning and Leading Gym-based activity (Practical)

Potential Career Pathways

  • Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
  • Sport Scientist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports Nutritionist

More than just a course

Each unit is unique to an aspect of the sports sector, drawing on different skills and knowledge to provide evidence of practical competence and academic understanding.

You will be qualified to work in the fitness industry or study at university.

Entry Requirements

Level 3 – To study Advanced Vocational qualifications, you must have achieved at least 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English or Maths