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Sport and Physical Activity

  Sports and Physical Activity Level 3 Cambridge Technical



Sport is currently one of the fastest-growing industries in the UK and offers a huge range of professions in a variety of different areas. These can be from grass-roots level, all the way through to international level, and can focus on improving students’ own or other athletes’ performance through coaching, fitness training, technology, psychology or nutrition.

Students will study an exciting, inspiring and challenging qualification created to develop transferable skills that are essential in for further study. This course is also an ideal foundation for students wanting either  to go on to higher education, or aiming to enter the workplace, because of the combination of a theoretical background that’s reinforced with practical learning and assessment.

The course is broken down into 6 units; two are assessed through formal exams and four are assessed through controlled assessments that look at applying and evidencing theory through practical means. The units are as follows:

Unit 1

Body systems and the effects of physical activity - exam

Unit 2

Sports coaching and activity leadership – controlled assessment

Unit 3

Nutrition and diet for sport and exercise – controlled assessment

Unit 4

Sport organisation and development – exam

Unit 5

Sports injuries and rehabilitation – controlled assessment Unit 6 Physical activity for specific groups – controlled assessment

Career Pathways:

Student who have gained the level 3 Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity have gone on to careers in areas such as; Sport science, Physical Education, Sport coaching, Physiotherapy, Sport and Leisure management, Sport administration, Sports development, Leisure and recreation, Physical training instructor and Leisure assistant.

Entry Criteria:

Grade 5 in Science (separate or combined) or a Grade 5/Merit in a Sport qualification.