Through theory and practice you will explore anatomy of the body, fitness training and health. You will gain an overview of the professional sports industry through placements, providing you with the knowledge to progress directly to higher education or employment and a career in sport.

BTEC Sport (development, coaching and fitness) focusses on all aspects of sport from science related topics such as exercise physiology right through to nutrition and coaching. This course is designed to give you an all-round experience of the sport sector.

Work placements are a compulsory part of this course and we try to offer placements in a variety of different sectors. Students have been placed in schools, coaching at FC United and as Personal Trainers.

Anatomy and Physiology

You will explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Fitness Training and Programming

You will explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and wellbeing.

Leadership in Sport

You will study what makes a good leader, the different capacities of this role, and the leadership skills and techniques necessary when leading activities in different roles.

Fitness Testing

You will gain an understanding of the requirements of fitness testing and learn how to safely conduct a range of fitness tests for different components of fitness.

Sports Psychology

This unit covers the psychological dimensions of sport, and introduces psychological techniques that can be used to enhance performance.

  • Work placement opportunities
  • 5+ acres of outdoor sports fields
  • Dedicated multi-purpose Sports Hall
  • Multi-functioning 3G pitches
  • Guest speakers from Emergency Services including Greater Manchester Police and employers Active Tameside and Personal Trainers
  • College sports teams
  • Enrichment including First Aid (HeartStart – RAF)
  • Regular trips and visits to local gyms, sporting stadiums and the Imperial War Museum

Course Key Details

Course Type : Extended Diploma
Exam Board : Edexcel
Pass Rate : 100%
Assessment : 100% coursework

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