How Is It Assessed
Each unit consists of between 2-4 assignments which have to be completed throughout the course. Some units may be fulfilled through open book assessments. Evidence for your portfolio is gathered from written assignments, video evidence of practical ability, investigation work, practical experiments, role play and work experience. For example, in sports nutrition, you will be asked to examine different sports people's diets, identify strengths and weaknesses and explore how diet may be affecting these sports people's athletic performance.
What Could I do Next
This course provides an alternative route to the 3 AS/A2 qualification for those who wish to pursue a career in the field of sport, leisure or recreation. You can go on to higher education to study a degree in sports studies/science, leisure studies or PE teaching. Those who wish to pursue careers in sports coaching or professional sport would also find the course highly useful.
What Else Do I Need To Know
Units will include: o Anatomy for Sport and Exercise o Sport and Exercise Psychology o Sport and Exercise Physiology o Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences o Research Project in Sport and Exercise Sciences o Analysis of Sports Performance o Sports Nutrition o Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise o Work Based Experience in Sport o Current Issues in Sport o Outdoor and Adventurous Activities o Exercise, Health and Lifestyle o Sports Injuries You will also be required to take part in two weeks work experience in year 1 which is considered vital to the success of this course and provides practical experience of skills and knowledge learnt in the classroom. Please note: It takes 2 years to complete this full Level 3 qualification. Progression to the second year of the course is subject to successful achievement of the first year of the course.