The course is intended as an Applied General qualification, equivalent in size to one A Level. It has been designed as part of a two‐year programme. This qualification is aimed at learners looking to progress to higher education in this sector.
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport is intended to be an Applied General qualification for post‐16 learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the sports sector.
Employers and professional bodies have also been involved and consulted to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners who may choose to enter employment directly in the sport sector.
The mandatory content allows students to concentrate on the development of their practical skills and the broad knowledge required for entrance into higher education programs in sport.
Units with a # are externally assessed by either an exam or synoptic paper
You have to complete a certain amount of work in order to pass each unit. You will be given an assignment sheet that will explain to you what work you have to do to complete the coursework. This is called assessment criteria. You will have a progress tracker tick list in your folder and on display in the class room that will help track how much work you have done and how much more you have to do. With regard to the externally assessed units, more information about mark schemes are grade boundaries will be available closer to the time.
Achievement in the qualification requires a demonstration of depth of study in each unit, assured acquisition of a range of practical skills required for employment or progression to HE, and successful development of transferable skills. Learners achieving a qualification will have achieved across mandatory units, including external and synoptic assessment. Units are assessed using a grading scale of Distinction, Merit, Pass and Unclassified. All mandatory and optional units contribute proportionately to the overall qualification grade, for example a unit of 120 GLH will contribute double that of a 60 GLH unit. Qualifications in the suite are graded using a scale of P to D.
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