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Sport And Public Services

AS/A2 equivalent in Physical Education/Sport

Duration: 1/2 Years

UCAS Value:  20-60 points/40-140 points

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Course Description:

These qualifications provide suitable foundation for studying sport or related subject at higher education and are widely accepted by universities.  The AS equivalent is achieved through the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport worth 20-60 UCAS points (AS equiv. grade E-A*) completed in one year. The A2 equivalent is achieved through the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in two years and is worth 40-140 UCAS points (A2 equiv. grade E-A*).

AS/BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport Units:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise.

A2/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary in Sport Units:

  • Fitness Training & Programming
  • Practical Sport
  • Leadership in Sport

Assessment: externally and internally assessed through coursework and exam

Entry: 5 GCSE at grades A*-C including English and Maths

Progression: Many students apply to and are offered places at university to study courses such as sports studies, sports psychology, sports coaching & performance and sports management. A sports science degree can be an option with an additional science related A level. Students can also progress onto sports therapy routes with additional relevant qualifications and/or experience.

Course Length:

1 year



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