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Sport and Physical Activity LEVEL 3

Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Sport and Physical Activity


Exam board: OCR


Entry criteria: A Level 4 in English and Maths is required. Ideally candidates will have studied GCSE PE and gained a level 5 or higher. If students haven’t studied GCSE PE they should have a discussion with the head of PE to assess their suitability.


Course description:


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. The qualification is designed to be taken as part of a study programme alongside other vocational qualifications or A levels, such as Cambridge Technicals in Business, A level Biology, A level Physics or Cambridge Technicals in Science.


Units studied:


Learners will take three mandatory units:

  • Body systems and the effects of physical activity
  • Sports coaching and activity leadership
  • Sports organisation and development

Sports organisation and development and body systems are assessed via an externally set exam. Sports coaching is assessed via a coursework assignment.

Students will then study three additional units and these are also assessed via coursework these will be selected by the teacher from:

- 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


Teacher responsible: Mr Steed & Miss Alexander