BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

“The course helps to develop life skills and gives you ideas of the different careers you can do in sport and recreation.”

Subject Specific Entry Criteria

  • Standard entry criteria for the Sixth Form


Exam Board

Units Studied

  • Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Unit 6 – Sports Psychology


Course Information

Studying the BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport is aimed at preparing learners for a career in sport and recreation. The content equips them with the knowledge, skills and understanding to progress in this industry. Sport and fitness careers are diverse and always moving and changing, making it essential for learners to have the drive and resilience to adapt. The BTEC course involves a combination of internally assessed units and externally examined units.The course is also designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.


Possible Career Paths

The course can be used as access to a university sports related degree (Sports & Exercise Science, Coaching, Sports Development. PE teaching), or it can provide a route straight into employment in the sports and fitness sector.


Extra Curricular

Training and supporting school clubs and teams, football, netball, fitness suite.