By Spencer Leach, Director of Sport
Sport BTEC Level 3 Diploma is set to be introduced in September 2020, extending the Sport department’s offer to Bedales’ Sixth Form students.
The course will provide an introduction to the sport and active leisure sector by developing a broad range of knowledge and skills in a variety of sport related areas. BTECs are made up of a number of units that have a practical focus with supporting knowledge and understanding that is assessed through ongoing coursework. This allows students to build their qualification in stages and take responsibility for their own learning by planning their work, completing research and reviewing their progress under the supervision of departmental staff.
The course will have flexibility to allow students to specialise in certain areas, such as performance and coaching, or to complete differing levels with corresponding credit point values. BTECs can be taken alongside traditional A Levels and earn equivalent UCAS points. Universities and colleges value the independent study skills required by students along with the organisation, time management, communication and research skills that are also highly thought of by employers.
Compulsory units on the course include physiology, fitness testing and training, sports development, coaching, and practical individual and team sports. Optional units could include sports injuries, analysis of performance, officiating and sports physiology.
Find out more information about the Sport BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Bedales here.