Diploma in Sport


The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is a 60-credit and 360-guided-learning-hour qualification that consists of three mandatory units:

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport,
The physiology of exercise
Assessing risk in sport
Plus one mandatory specialist unit:
Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits.

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for students who wish to have a career within the sport and active leisure sector. It is designed to give plenty of flexibility in selecting optional units so you can meet your interests and career aspirations. It is a course that provides specialist work-related qualifications in sport.

Entry requirements

Candidates should ideally have gained either an A*,  A or B at GCSE; or have gained at least a Merit at BTEC Level 2 Sport. A higher GCSE grade in English and Science is also beneficial. Students should be fully aware of the high percentage of theory involved in the course.

How you will be assessed

Units will be internally assessed by a range of assignments that will be designed and graded by your teacher. Your assessment tasks will be designed to allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the unit learning outcomes and relate to what you should be able to do after completing the unit.

Your assignments could be in the form of:
Practical tasks,
Written Assignments.

Progression routes

Students may wish to extend their programme through the study of a general qualification such as GCE AS Levels, additional specialist learning (e.g. through another BTEC qualification) or a complimentary NVQ.