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Kilkeel High School, Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

What is a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport?

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is a 60-credit and 360-guided-learning-hour (GLH) qualification that consists of three mandatory units plus one mandatory specialist unit plus three optional units. Learners must complete and pass all the units below to be awarded the qualification.

Mandatory Units:

Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

Unit 2: The Physiology of Fitness

Unit 3:Assessing Risk in Sport


Mandatory specialist unit:

Unit 7: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise


Optional Units:

Unit 5: Sports Coaching

Unit 8: Practical Team Sports

Unit 14: Exercise, Health and Lifestyle


What is a BTEC National qualification?

BTEC Nationals are designed as specialist qualifications for students who have a clear view of their future career or are seeking progression to higher education. BTEC Nationals are equivalent to A levels and are highly valued by universities, further education colleges and employers alike. There are more than 250 qualifications for students to choose from. These qualifications are suitable for students aged 16 upwards and are recommended for those who have achieved at least four A*- C grade GCSEs or have completed a BTEC First and have a clear view of where they want to be, or wish to go to university. BTEC HNDs and HNCs – The BTEC Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs)

 What is a BTEC qualification?

BTECs are work related qualifications suitable for a wide range of students, built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university.They provide a more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background.They can be taken as well as, or in place of, GCSEs and A levels in schools and colleges. BTECs are recognised by schools, colleges, universities, employers and professional bodies across the United Kingdom and in over 100 countries worldwide. BTECs have been around for 25 years, their reputation is second to none and they continue to grow and develop. In 2007, more than one million students enrolled on a BTEC course.