The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (Triple Sport) is the equivalent of three A Levels, and is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in sport before entering employment. The course will be delivered at Heyford Park School, part of the Eynsham Partnership Academy, with applications managed by Bartholomew School.
The Extended Diploma consists of 14 units, containing 10 mandatory units, of which 4 are assessed externally. The mandatory units are as follows:
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology (assessed externally)
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing (assessed externally)
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Unit 4: Sports Leadership
Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance
Unit 8: Coaching for Performance
Unit 9: Research Methods in Sport
Unit 19: Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity (assessed externally)
Unit 22: Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry (assessed externally)
Unit 23: Skill Acquisition in Sport
Learners will also study a further four optional units.
A minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent at Grade 4 or above, to include Maths and English. However, students with a Grade 3 in Maths may be accepted onto the course and supported with a GCSE retake. Students should also be able to demonstrate an aptitude for football.
Details of the externally assessed units (which make up 42% of the overall qualification):
Unit 1: written examination set and marked by Pearson – 1hr30
Unit 2: task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions – 2hrs30
Unit 19: task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions – 2hrs30
Unit 22: task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions – 3hrs