Sport Level 3

Examination Board: Edexcel


What is this course about?

This is a double award equivalent to two A Levels if studied over the two years.

You will need to be passionate about sport, the industry, our bodies, the development of participation initiatives and sport through the ages. You will need to have the capability to work independently and use research skills to gain more knowledge of new and interesting topics.


What will I do on this course and how will I be assessed?


Modules Year 1

Principles of Anatomy & Physiology

Assessing Risk in Sport

Fitness Training & Programming

Psychology for Sports Performance

The Physiology of Fitness

Fitness Testing for Sport & Fitness

Sports Nutrition


Modules Year 2

Technical & Tactical Skills in Sport

Sports Coaching

Sports Injuries

The Athletes Lifestyle

Practical Team Sports

Rules & Officiating in Sport


Each module assesses your ability to digest information and apply it into a series of assignments. Each assignment will require a different format of presentation, ranging from officiating to coaching, to Power Points, posters to presentations, or video files to newspaper reports. Whilst some of the course is practically based, the majority of lessons are theoretical, and therefore provides excellent preparation for further education.


This course is modular, meaning that each assignment lasts for only one term and there is no end of year exam.


What can I expect to gain from this course and where could it lead?

This qualification can provide pathways to many employment and further education opportunities. You will be able to study courses in the leisure and sport industry, in sport massage or physiotherapy, or become a PE teacher or coach.


If you are interested in becoming a fitness instructor, running your own gym, looking for opportunities in recreational management, or the health and fitness industry, this course may be suitable for you.


Entry Requirements:  

You will need to gain a grade C or above in your GCSE PE


Contact: Mrs C Gennery