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Sport First Diploma

Entry Requirements:
A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths at grade C/4 or above will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is the first step to becoming a sport scientist. Throughout the year, you will improve your knowledge of the sports industry and begin to enhance your skills in becoming a sports teacher. Within the course you will gain an understanding of how the body systems work and how they respond to exercise as well as improving your general fitness and practical ability. The first diploma is an ideal stepping stone for progressing to the Extended Diploma course.


Course content
The BTEC First Diploma in Sport Science is designed to build confidence, gain further sporting and scientific knowledge and to enjoy studying in a sixth form environment.
Approximately 12 units will be covered throughout the academic year covering various sports related topics such as:
- Fitness Testing and Training
- Practical Sport
- Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
- Nutrition
- Technical and Tactical Skills

How will I be assessed?
Each unit of work will be assessed by assignments, presentations and practical assessments with two units being externally assessed exams. A programme of set assignments will be issued at the start of the course, so students can plan their workload accordingly. Assignments are theoretical and practical in nature and the grades awarded for each will go towards the student's final grade.

Are there any special expenses?
There is a sports kit which costs around 100. Students will be expected to wear this for all lessons.

What could I do next?
You could progress to a BTEC Extended Diploma or move into employment.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post