Sport & Exercise Science

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Course introduction

Peter Robertson
Sport & Exercise Science
The BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science will give learners a solid foundation in the Sport and Leisure sector, whilst also developing the essential skills required for employment or progression to further qualifications and training.



Specific course entry requirements

College entry, (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

1 examined unit – Functional Anatomy

1 externally assessed unit- Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

2 internally assessed coursework units. 

What will I study?

4 units over the two years:

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Specialised Fitness Training 

Pre-course materials

Course activities to prepare for your SJR studies.

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Bridging materials

For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12

Where will this course lead me?

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in sport and who wants to gain a sport related qualification to aid their progression to employment or further study in a related subject. Possible careers or further study could include the following areas but is not limited to: Health & Fitness industry, Sports Science, Nutrition, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Development, Coaching and the Outdoor Activity Industry. 

Sport and Exercise Science
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Sport and Exercise Science
Where next?
Edge Hill – Physical Education & School Sport

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey