Course Type BTEC Extended Diploma Full/Part Time Full
Subject Sport Start Date Sept 2017
Level 3 Award Body Pearsons


Course Introduction:

2 Year Vocational BTEC Extended Diploma Course in Sport.



Grace Academy offers students the opportunity to study BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport. This is a two-year course after which pupils will gain the equivalent of 3 A level qualifications, suitable for pursuing a career in sport or the study of sport through higher education which doesn’t require taking any additional A levels alongside.


Course Suitable For:

Students who wish to develop a specialism to study sport at a higher level or train with in the sector. You will be required to attend a work placements during this course throughout your two year studies.


Preferable Entry Requirements

At least 2 B Grades or Grade 6s at GCSE, a further 3 C Grades or Grade 4s at GCSE

At least Grade 5 at English or Maths

At least Grade 5 in Science


Why Study?

Sport is a new addition to the BTEC qualifications at Grace Academy. It will allow students to focus on a chosen pathway of Sport and develop a variety of skills and knowledge for higher education or a career in this field. This course is based upon work related scenarios and links well to further education or career choices. Studying Sport at KS5 opens up the opportunities to expand your learning from GCSE/BTEC level 2 Sport and develop your skills further.


Progression Opportunities:

The Extended Diploma in Sport can lead to further study at many universities in the country. Careers which involve Sport skills include; fitness trainer, sports therapy, PE teaching, project researcher, sports injuries and assessment, sports coach, sports nutritionist and sports reporter on socio-cultural issues in sport, to name a few.


Why Grace Academy?

Grace Academy has been delivering sports courses for a number of years and have experienced specialist teachers for Sport. Results at Post 16 are consistently outstanding each year. This specialist knowledge is effectively shared with students to support their learning and progress, allowing all students to access in depth content. We will also build into the two year course compulsory work experience blocks enabling you to gain valuable employable skills and knowledge to develop onto the next stage.



Mandatory Units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Sport Leadership
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Coaching for performance
  • Research Methods in Sport
  • Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry
  • Skill Acquisition in Sport


Optional Units: 4 will be chosen from the list below

  • Application of Fitness testing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Event Organisation
  • Research Project in Sport
  • Sports Injury Management
  • Work experience in Active Leisure
  • Leisure Management
  • Sports performance Analysis
  • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
  • Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport


Assessment Methods:

The Extended Diploma will be assessed through assignments, Pearson tasks and written exams. The assignments will be set and marked by Grace Academy staff, these involve a series of tasks set in a work related scenario over a period of time. The tasks set by Pearson will require students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in real life scenarios that they are likely to encounter in the work place. The written exam is set and marked by Pearson on Unit 1 and is 1 hour 30 minutes. This unit contributes points proportionally to the overall grade.


Support Provided

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy is at the core of our approach to our students and their learning. We aim to provide a learning community where students achieve excellence and where achievement is celebrated. We want you to enjoy your time at the academy and to be successful.

You will need to monitor your own progress, we want you to become self-critical and to think about how you can improve.

We will expect you to work hard and productively. Being present in the academy for as long as it is necessary for you to meet your targets and succeed in your learning.


Course Application:

Contact the Post 16 Manager on 0121 329 4630 or email on juliebaker@graceacademy.org.uk Register your interest in your chosen courses and an application form will be sent out to you. All applicants are interviewed and conditional offers are made subject to suitability of course.


Please note all courses on offer are subject to the minimum uptake for viability.