BTEC Nationals Sport and Exercise Science

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BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport qualifications guide
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Diploma

Teaching from: September 2016
External assessment from: 2017
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018, 2019, 2020 results)

Taken alongside a further qualification related to their chosen field, for example A level Biology or Mathematics or Psychology, or a BTEC Certificate in Business, this qualification is for learners who are intending to study towards a degree in the sport and exercise sector. 

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Don't forget you can continue teaching your BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport and Exercise Sciences (2010) for courses starting in 2017.

Specification

BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science specification
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport qualifications guide
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Extended Diploma

Teaching from: September 2016
External assessment from: 2017
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018, 2019, 2020 results)

This is the largest qualification in the suite of BTEC Nationals in Sport and Exercise Science, and is equivalent in size to 3 A levels. It is best suited to learners who want to progress to higher education programmes in the sport and exercise science sector.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Don't forget you can continue teaching your BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport and Exercise Sciences (2010) for courses starting in 2017.

Specification

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science specification
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport qualifications guide
Download PDF | 5.3 MB

Teaching from: September 2018
External assessment from: 2019
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018, 2019, 2020 results)

An introduction to the Sport sector. The qualification supports progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other vocational or general qualifications.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Don't forget you can continue teaching your BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport and Exercise Sciences (2010) for courses starting in 2017.

Specification

BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science specification
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport qualifications guide
Download PDF | 5.3 MB

Teaching from: September 2018
External assessment from: 2019
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018, 2019, 2020 results)

The Foundation Diploma is for learners looking to study Sport as a one-year, full-time course, or for those wishing to take it alongside another area of contrasting or complementary study, as part of a two-year, full-time study programme.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Don't forget you can continue teaching your BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport and Exercise Sciences (2010) for courses starting in 2017.

Specification

BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science specification
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