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					 Edexcel BTEC Level 3
National Diploma in Sport
            Entry Requirements

• A BTEC Level 2 qualification in Sport or a
  related vocational area
• A standard of literacy and numeracy
  supported by a general education equivalent
  to four G.C.S.E’s at grade A*-C
• Other related Level 2 qualifications
• Related work experience
• Voluntary or paid employment*
     Expectations of 16+ Students

We expect all 16+ BTEC Sport students to
come to all lessons with a positive attitude, a
willingness to work hard and participate fully
in all lessons (both practical and theory) and
display a mature approach to learning. You will
need to manage and organise your own time
to prepare evidence for assignments and meet
        Expectations of 16+ Students
To help you achieve your full potential, you will be
expected to sign a Student Agreement Contract and follow
all the expectations clearly laid out. Failure to do so, will
result in consequences, and possibly being removed from
the course.

                      Course Information
• Every year the Sport and active leisure sector outperforms the rest of
  the UK economy and with the approach of the London 2012 Olympic
  and Paralympics Games the opportunities available within this sector
  are more varied than ever before. BTEC Level 3 National Sport will help
  you succeed in your future career within the sport and active leisure
  sector. Possible career paths could include exercise and fitness,
  coaching and leadership and sports development.

• Your BTEC Level 3 National in Sport is a vocational or work-related
  qualification. This doesn’t mean that it will give you all the skills you
  need to do a job, but it does mean that you’ll have the opportunity to
  gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to
  your chosen subject.

• The qualification is structured into mandatory units (M) (ones you must
  do) and optional units (O) (ones you can choose to do.
                                 Course Structure
    The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and
    Fitness) is a 120-credit qualification that consists of eight mandatory
    units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 120 credits.

    Mandatory Units - eight units must be taken from:                           Credit

1   Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport                               5
2   The Physiology of Fitness                                                   5
3   Assessing Risk in Sport                                                     10
4   Fitness Testing and Training                                                10
5   Sports Coaching                                                             10
6   Sports Development                                                          10
7   Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise                                      10
8   Practical Team Sports*                                                      10
9   Practical Individual Sports*                                                10

*   Learners must select either Unit 8 or Unit 9 as a mandatory unit
*   Learners may select, as an optional unit, whichever of Unit 8 or Unit 9 that was not taken as a
    mandatory unit, or alternatively may select Unit 10
*   Learners must not select all three of Unit 8, Unit 9 and Unit 10
                                 Course Structure
Optional Units - eight units must be taken from:                            Credit

8      Practical Team Sports*                                               10
9      Practical Individual Sports*                                         10
10     Outdoor and Adventurous Activities*                                  10
11     Sports Nutrition                                                     10
12     Current Issues in Sport                                              10
13     Leadership in Sport                                                  10
14     Exercise, Health and Lifestyle                                       10
15     Instructing Physical Activities                                      10
17     Psychology for Sports Performance                                    10
18     Sports Injuries                                                      10
21     Sport and Exercise Massage                                           10
22     Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport                          10
23     Organising Sports Events                                             10
24     Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People         10
25     Sport as a Business                                                  10
26     Work Experience in Sport                                             10
39     Sports Facilities and Operational Management                         10
40     Sports Legacy Development                                            10
41     Profiling Sports Performance                                         10
42     Research Investigation in Sport and Exercise Sciences                10
43     Laboratory and Experimental Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences   10
               Learning and Assessment

    This course will be internally assessed by a range of assignments that
    will be designed and graded by your tutor. Your assessment tasks will
    be designed to allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and
    understanding of the unit learning outcomes. Your assignments could
    be in the form of:

•   presentations,
•   practical tasks,
•   written reports,
•   posters,
•   session plans,
•   training diaries,
•   work placements
•   video recordings and
•   practical observations of performance.

• In small groups, think of a range of sporting
  movements, for example, kicking a ball in
  football or rugby or shooting a goal in netball
  or basketball.
• Identify the bones and muscles involved in
  these movements.
• Discuss your findings to examine a wide
  range of sporting movements as a whole
                               Research Project
    You need to carry out a mini-research project that will include the
    following sub-sections:

•   What is Research? (Explain the purpose of research)
•   Develop a (sport-related) Hypothesis. For example, nutrition and diet is important for
    sports performance
•   Literature review (3 sides of A4) on what other academics have written about the topic in
    your research project. (you will need to research various books, journals, newspapers and
    internet sources.
•   Develop a questionnaire on the research topic of your choice with a minimum of 15
    questions for your participants (min 10). Make sure they are completed and put into your
    project folder.
•   Analyse the results from your questionnaire and compare your findings with what authors
    and academics have stated in your literature review (at least 1 side of A4)
•   You also need to show illustrate your questionnaire findings with at least 1 bar/table graph
    and 1 pie chart.
•   In conclusion, you will need to write at least 1 side of A4 concluding whether your
    Hypothesis was proved correct or incorrect in your research project.
•   Write a bibliography ( a list of all the books and other sources of information used for
    your project)
•   Put all work neatly into a folder and submit on the 7th September.
•   How to reference? When making reference to an author’s work in your
    text, their name is followed by the year of publication of their work:

    In general, when writing for a professional publication, it is good practice
    to make a reference to other relevant published work. This view has been
    supported in the work of Cormack (1994).

•   Where you are mentioning a particular part of the work, and making direct
    reference to this, a page reference should be included:

    Cormack (1994, pp.32-33) states that ‘when writing for a professional
    readership, writers invariably make reference to already published works’.

•   When reference is made to more than one author in a sentence, and they
    are referred to directly, they are both cited:

    Jones (1946) and Smith (1948) have both shown….

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