Sport LeveL 3


Advanced Level Qualification

Sixth Form Overview

Students aged 17-18 years old

Course Outline

This qualification is designed to support learners who want to study sports as the main
element alongside another area of complementary or contrasting study as part of a two-
year, full-time study programme. The qualification would support progression to higher
education if taken as part of a programme of study that included other BTEC Nationals or

During the two years you will cover topics such as:

  • Fitness training and programming
  •  Leadership in sport
  • Sports coaching
  • Health and Nutrition for athletes
  • Sport Injuries
  • Sports Psychology

There are 10 modules taught over a two year period. Each unit is assessed between two and five assignments, all of which are internally assessed. There will be no external examination for this course.

  • Exam Board Edexcel
  • Course Code 720 GLH
  • AS Available no
  • Entry Requirements 4 GCSE’s at Grade 5
  • Exam Papers 0
  • Course Work yes
  • Prior Study Optional

Assessment Criteria


Pearson BTEC International Level 3
Diploma in Sport

720 GLH

Size and Structure

Equivalent in size to two A Levels

10 units to be completed, 5 of which
are mandatory.

Summary Purpose

This is intended as an Applied General
qualification, equivalent in size to two
A Levels. It has been designed as part
of a two-year programme, normally in
conjunction with one or more
qualifications at Level 3. This
qualification is aimed at learners
looking to progress to higher
education in this sector.

Course Progression and Additional Information

  • The sport and active leisure industry are constantly changing and growing, with many different opportunities for employment.
    For a successful career, it is vital to understand the behaviours, values, skills and techniques required to apply for one of these
  • The Certificate is designed for learners who wish to pursue a career in the sports sector via higher education, to access graduate
    entry employment in a sports role.