BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (Bryn Celynnog)

Level: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 1 A level)

Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Location: Bryn Celynnog


Compulsory Units



The Body in Action – Students will study the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory systems and analyse how they are used to produce movement and respond to training.


Health and Safety in Sport – students will study risk factors in sport, minimising and preventing injuries, rules and regulations, types of common injuries, alternative treatments and risk assessment.


Training and Fitness for Sport – Students will study fitness and lifestyle, training programmes, training methods, nutrition for sport and psychological factors which affect performance.

Specialised Units




Sports Coaching – students will study the wide variety of skills, qualities and responsibilities of a coach and also be involved in practical coaching, developing essential leadership and communication skills.


Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise – students take on the role of a professional within the sphere of fitness testing in order to study, administer and analyse the results of the popular methods of fitness testing in medical and sport and fitness areas.


Practical Team/Individual Sport – students will perform in a chosen sport analysing their performance and prescribing training programmes for improvement.

Requirements for entry to the course

All students would normally be expected to have achieved 5 A*-C grades at GCSE.  Physical Education at GCSE will be an advantage to studying for the BTEC National Award.  However, the specifications have been designed to provide progression by building on knowledge, understanding and skills set out in the National Curriculum Key Stage 4 and s GCSE in Physical Education would not be essential.  It will be essential that each student is actively involved in a structured, organised and competitive sporting activity.

What are the benefits of studying Sport?

  • The BTEC National Award in sport is an ideal step to higher qualifications in the sport and leisure sector.
  • Students can go on to study BTEC National Diploma, degree level courses in Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Leisure Management.
  • The BTEC National Award in Sport can lead to careers in Sports Science, Leisure Management, Sports Coaching, Teaching, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Armed Forces, Corporate Training.

Staff to consult for more information

Mr. M. Sallam, Mr. J. Stock

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