OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity

Course Leader:

Mr D Poulton – dpoulton@sackvilleschool.org.uk

Exam board: OCR
Guidance: Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (must have achieved a minimum of Level 2 Pass at CNAT or grade 4 at GCSE PE). We will consider students who have not taken the CNAT/GCSE PE route, however, they need to have achieved a grade 4 or above in science.
Course Start Date: 09/2024
Course length: 2 Years
Course description:

This qualification is for learners 16 years old or over who want to study sport, leisure or fitness. This qualification is not just about being able to play sport; it will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Higher Education on a sport-related programme such as Sport and Physical Education, Sport Science, Sport Coaching and Development or Sport and Leisure Management.

Course units:

The course is completed over 2 years, is equivalent to 1 A Level and comprises of 5 units. You can however, achieve the Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate at the end of Year 12 after completing 2 units.


Unit 1 Body Systems and the effects of physical activity (external examination)
Unit 2 Sports Coaching and activity leadership (coursework/practical)
Unit 3 Sports Organisation and development (external examination)
Unit 8 Organisation of a sports event (coursework/practical)
Unit 18 Practical skills in sport and physical activities (coursework/practical)

What can I do with this qualification?

With BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment. It is possible for you to progress further into higher education, as successful BTEC level 3 qualifications give UCAS points for university applications.

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