Sport BTEC Level 3: Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma

Sport at John Leggott College.

What will I learn?

All units count towards the final grade that is awarded – Core Units are:

Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
Unit 2: The Physiology of Fitness
Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport
Unit 4: Fitness Training and Programming
Unit 7: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Unit 11: Sports Nutrition
Unit 17: Psychology for Sports Performance
Unit 27: Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
Unit 28: The Athlete’s Lifestyle

This course offers a range of BTEC sizes, each with a clear purpose, so there is something to suit each learner’s choice of study programme and progression plans. More details are available from the PE & Sports Science Department.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including a grade 4 in GCSE English. Level 2 science qualification ideally at 4 / merit or above
and a GCSE average points score of 3.8 or above.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is entirely coursework, assessed at Pass, Merit or Distinction

Additional Learning Opportunities

You could choose one of a variety of sports-related studies or play in a college team – choose from sports including Football, Netball, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball and many more.

Who is this course aimed at?

The BTEC Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma in Sport will be attractive to students who:

  • Wish to progress on to a sport-related degree course, or a career in sport (such as coaching or teaching)
  • Have an interest and practical competence in sport
  • Want to explore different methods to analyse and improve sports performance
  • Want to take a course where assessment is mainly by coursework

What next?

You could choose to go directly into employment in the sport, leisure and recreation sector or you could go on to study subjects including leisure studies, recreation management or sports sciences at degree level.




  • BTEC Level 3


  • Sport


  • 16+

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider