The Level 3 BTEC in Sport is an innovative and vocational based course aimed at students with a real interest in the sports sector and what it has to offer. There is a large practical element and students are required to apply the content to a variety of sporting contexts such as a fitness trainer and sports coach. The course builds on students’ knowledge from the Level 2 BTEC in Sport and GCSE Physical Education courses offered in Years 10 and 11.

We offer 2 courses at St. Crispin’s:

  1. National Extended Certificate in Sport – This is equivalent to 1 A Level
  2. National Diploma in Sport – This is equivalent to 2 A Levels

Entry requirements

GCSE PE at grade 4 or above or BTEC in Sport (Level 2) at merit or above.

Course Content

National Extended Certificate       National Diploma
Year 1 •  Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

•  Sports Leadership

• Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

•  Sports Leadership

•  Investigating Business in the Sport & Active Leisure Industry

•  Leisure Centre Operations


Year 2 • Fitness Training and Programming, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing.


•  Professional Development in the Sports Industry

•  Application of Fitness Training

•  Skill Acquisition in Sport

Future Opportunities

The sports industry is one that keeps growing in size and diversity.  Both courses provide an excellent foundation for students who wish to study a sports related course at university, such as Sport Sciences, or seek employment within the leisure industry. The diverse nature of the courses give students a broad and balanced experience that will prepare them well for a Sports career pathway.