Havant Sixth Form College

BTEC: BTEC Certificate in Sport Level 3

Why study BTEC Certificate in Sport Level 3?

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is equivalent to an AS Level. The Diploma is equivalent to one full A Level and is highly valued by employers, universities and colleges. This is a highly successful course, offering fantastic career and academic course progression. It will give you the skills you need for a range of careers in the sports and leisure industry – as an instructor, teacher or coach, or to work in sports administration and sports development.


This is a practical sports course run over two years which will give you the chance to complete projects and assignments. It will also give you an opportunity to lead and plan activities and events based on realistic workplace situations

What will I study?

There are four units:

1. Anatomy and Physiology

2. Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

3. Professional Development in the Sports Industry

4. Practical Sports Performance

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through internal and external methods, using a mix of assignments, tests and controlled assessments.

What are the entry requirements?

To join a Level 3 BTEC course, you should have one of the following;

  • Four to five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including GCSE English Language
  • A Level 2 BTEC Diploma including GCSE English Language.

What Havant adds to this

You’ll go on trips to local universities and strength and conditioning facilities. You will have the opportunity to represent Team Havant in a wide range of sporting activities. 

Your destinations with this course

The BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport is valued by employers and Higher Education (universities and colleges). Examples of Higher Education destinations include the universities of Chichester, Brunel, Cardiff Metropolitan and Liverpool John Moores. If you want to get a job straight away you could work in a range of careers including: sport and leisure industry, as instructors and teachers, or in coaching, sports administration and sports development.


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