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Sport and Physical Activity

Sport and Physical Activity


OCR Level 3 (Camtec) Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate


Qualification type:

Vocational Applied General Qualification equivalent to A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades):

4 in English (ideally 4 in Sport Studies or GCSE PE)


Subject description:

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 develop core skills 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. Good organisational skills are necessary to meet regular deadlines.


Units studied:

Year 1

Body systems and the effects of physical activity (exam) and Sports coaching and activity leadership (coursework). 


Year 2

Sports organisation (exam)

Organisation of sports events (coursework)

Sports injuries and rehabilitation (coursework)



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.


External assessments:

Body Systems 1 hr 30m exam.

Sports Organisation 1 hr exam.


Internal assessments:

Sports Coaching, Organisation of Sports events, Sports injuries and rehabilitation.


Post-18 opportunities:

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.