Certificate in Sport

NCFE Level 3

Entry requirements:

Careers related to studying Sport:

The NCFE Certificate in Sport is the equivalent to studying one A- Level. The course is for someone who has a real passion for Sport and Fitness. You will study using academic and vocational methods alongside practical methods.

Students will also develop their knowledge and skills in a range of sporting areas such as sports coaching and team analysis as well as the fundamentals of exercise, health and fitness.

Many of our students progress on to employment or university to study sport related degrees such as teaching; physiotherapy; Sports Coaching; and Sport Science as well as other non-sport related fields.

Course content:

There are six units in total (three in Year 12 & three in Year 13). Three of these are compulsory and one of these is chosen by your teacher depending on the specific needs/interests of the class.

The compulsory units are:-

-Unit 1 Exercise, Health and Lifestyle

This unit allows you to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and provide lifestyle improvement strategies to an individual.

-Unit 2: Preparing for a Career in Sport and Physical Activity

In this unit you will recognise the employment opportunities and trends

in the sport and physical activity sector. You will prepare for a chosen career in the sector before undertaking and reviewing your performance in an interview for a sport and physical activity job.

-Unit 3: Sports Coaching

This unit aims to give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge

and skills required for coaching and allows you to plan and deliver

effective coaching sessions.

Some of the optional units you may study include:-

Practical individual sports

Sports Nutrition

Psychology for sports performance

Business in sport

Methods of study:

Pass, Merit and Distinction are awarded based on the amount of criteria met in each unit. There are four lessons per week and use a mixture of practical and theoretical strategies related to the world of sport and students own sporting experiences wherever possible. Strategies include group and individual presentations, practical diary logs, practical fitness tests, individual and team game sessions and the opportunity to coach younger children in a range of sports.

Methods of assessment:

The course is 100% internally assessed via assignments set by your teacher. You will be required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of 100% of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit.

Entry Requirements:

Students must have achieved at least a grade 6 in GCSE or a Merit in BTEC Sport Level 2.