Crossbar Training Academy

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence)
Delivered in Partnership with Crossbar Coaching - Education in Sport

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Two year full time study programme that consists of 9 mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 180 credits.

The programme are built around a collection of key elements which all learners benefit from, these include:

Year One

Year Two

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2: Physiology of Fitness

Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport

Unit 26: Work Experience in Sport

Unit 11: Sports Nutrition

Unit 7: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Unit 4: Fitness Training and Programming

Unit 22: Rules and Regulations

Unit 27: Technical and Tactical Skills in Sports

Unit 28: Athletes Lifestyle

Unit 17: Psychology for Sport Performance 

Unit 19: Analysis of Sports Performance

Unit 12: Current Issues in Sport

Unit: 14 Exercise, Health and Lifestyle

Unit 5: Sports Coaching 

Unit 15: Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise

Unit 18: Sports Injuries

Unit 20: Talent Identification and Development in Sport

Unit 25: Sport as a Business


Programme overview

  • English & mathematics qualifications for all learners who have not yet achieved A*- C (9-4) grade in either subject
  • External Work Placement which is planned with you at the start of your course and links to your career goals and ambitions
  • Weekly Tutorial with your personal tutor
  • A wide range of Enrichment Activities to support your broader skills, such as teamwork or communication
  • Weekly training sessions and game fixtures taken by Crossbar’s experienced coaches.
  • Weekly strength and conditioning sessions taken by DR Ayser
  • Educational visits throughout the programme

Programme Length

This is a two year programme, starting September 2018.

Who is this course for?

The qualification is aimed to post-16 learners who wish to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the sports industry. The qualification is the equivalent in size to three A Levels and has been designed as a full two year programme.

What could this qualification lead to?

Learners who have completed the qualification in two years may progress to higher education, BTEC carries points which is converted to UCAS points. The overall points recieved for your course, will help outline which route you will take.

Career Prospects

PE teacher, Sports Therapy, Sports Coach, Gym Instructor, Sales or Personal, Fitness Training, Sports Psychology, Sports Tuition, Lifeguarding, Leisure Centre Management, Sports Business Management and Outdoor Pursuits

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs (and equivalent) C or above including maths and English or completed level 2 vocational course at Distinction or Subsidiary.