Sport and Physical Activity LEVEL 3
OCR Level 3 (Camtec) Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
Vocational, Equivalent to one A Level 360 GLH
Entry criteria (GCSE grades):
English 4. Ideally GCSE PE 4 or higher. If students have not studied GCSE PE they should have a discussion with the head of PE to assess their suitability.
The course develops students’ knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of Sport and Physical Activity. Students will gain an insight into the sector as they investigate opportunities for delivering sport and physical activity to a wide range of participants, whether it is to mobilise sedentary people to improve their health and wellbeing or to support regular participants to improve their performance and fitness. Students will also gain core such as communication, analysis, organisation and adaptation. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the course focuses on the requirements that today’s universities and employers demand. The qualification is designed to be taken as part of a study programme alongside other vocational qualifications or A Levels with the workplace in mind.
Body systems and the effects of physical activity Sports coaching and activity leadership.
Sports organisation and development plus two further units depending on the needs of the group:
• Performance analysis in sport and exercise
• Organisation of sports events
• Biomechanics and movement analysis
• Physical activity for specific groups
• Nutrition and diet for sport and exercise
• Sports injuries and rehabilitation
• Practical skills in sport and physical activities
• Sport and exercise psychology
• Sport and exercise sociology
How the course is assessed:
Each unit has specified grading criteria for Pass, Merit and Distinction. You must achieve at least a pass in all five units to be awarded the qualification. There is an opportunity to resit each unit.
Body Systems 1 hr 30m exam. Sports Organisation 1 hr exam.
Sports Coaching, plus two further units.
The course offers a fantastic platform to anyone that has an interest in or is looking for a career in Physiotherapy, P .E. Teaching, Health & Fitness, Nutrition, Sports Coaching or any other careers in Sport & Leisure sector. It is very suitable for students that do not thrive in exams and would prefer continual assessment.
Teacher responsible: Mr A Steed.