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Sport and Physical Activity

Sports and Physical Activity Level 3 Cambridge Technical

Course Entry Requirements; Grade 5 in Science and a Grade 5/Merit in a Sport qualification



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

This level 3 qualification is equivalent to an A level and can be used for applications to Higher Education or for employment within sports or scientific fields.

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


Sport an Leisure management

Sport administration

Sports development

Leisure and recreation

Physical training instructor

Leisure assistant