Physical Education

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport 


Description: The 60-credit BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector offering greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.


The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter.






All units are Internally assessed and there are no Exams. The course is primarily theory based but assessment can take the form of assignments, written reports, presentations, witness statements, posters as well as practical tasks and practical observations.


Year 13


Unit 1 – Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport (5 Credits)


Unit 2 – The Physiology of Fitness (5 Credits)


Unit 3 – Assessing Risk in Sport (10 credits)


Unit 7- Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise (10 credits)


Year 14


Unit 4 – Fitness Training and Programming (10 credits)


Unit 5 – Sports Coaching (10 credits)


Unit 8- Practical Team Sports (10 credits)






GCSE PE/BTEC level 2 in Sport


GCSE English




The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is particularly attractive to students who have a general interest in sport. It is very beneficial to have studied GCSE PE/BTEC Level 2 as this forms a solid foundation for further learning.




The BTEC Nationals in Sport provide an introduction to the sector for learners looking to build a career in sport, within one of its occupational areas. These areas include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching and leadership, sports development and the outdoors.


On successful completion of a BTEC National qualification, a learner can progress to or within employment and/or continue their study in the same or related vocational area. They provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualifications also provide career development opportunities for those already in work, and through articulation to higher education, degree and professional development programmes provide progression opportunities within the same cognate or related areas of study within universities and other institutions.


Staff in Department

Mrs E Maguire - Head of Department and Teacher of Physical Education

Mr T Collins - Teacher of Physical Education