Sport Btec

    Exam Board: PEARSON

    Subject outline and progression

    The course follows the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.  You will gain confidence by developing skills in independent learning, communication and IT which are highly valued by employers. The opportunity to apply learning in practical and realistic contexts will also be provided.

    You will have a choice of practical sessions to play competitive sport or to develop your coaching, fitness or practical skills. Although not necessary to have studied GCSE PE of a vocational Sport subject at KS4, this is strongly advised as previously acquired knowledge of examination PE will underpin learning at this level. There is also an increase in the amount of scientific study which makes up the Unit 1 exam in.

    BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport

    The BTEC Extended Certificate is divided into three mandatory Units (which you can see below) and one further optional unit which has historically been Sports Leadership  

    Skills that will be developed

    BTEC Sport students will develop the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical activity and leadership skills which they will apply to a range of sporting contexts. Analytical and evaluative skills will also be developed through both written and oral responses.


    Sport opens doors to a number of careers and life options. Sport, nutrition and health are huge topics of discussion today, and as the fight against obesity and sedentary lifestyle issues continues, the knowledge you gain from a course such as this will only grow in importance and relevance. BTEC Sport enables you to apply for higher education courses in sports science, sports management, healthcare, or exercise and health. It can also complement further study in subjects such as biology, human biology, physics, psychology, nutrition and sociology. BTEC Sport can open up a range of career opportunities including: sports development, sports coaching, physiotherapy, sports journalism, personal training or becoming one of the next generation of PE teachers. The transferable skills you learn, such as decision making and independent thinking, are useful in any career path you choose to take. Students considering Sports Science degrees should combine PE with at least one science subject.