SPORT
BTEC Extended Diploma

The BTEC Sport Extended Diploma is an excellent course for students who want to work and play hard in equal measure. It has a balanced mix of practical work and theory and variety of teaching and learning methods and assessments.

It is a really hands on course, where you will be involved in sporting activities from the start, and covers 2 different strands:
1) Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness
2) Outdoor Activities.

Students can then decide which strand is best suited to them and their career aspirations.

The course covers a wide variety of units, depending on which strand is being studied.

Preparing for this course

To prepare for this Sport course, please view this YouTube channel as we use it for a lot of our flipped learning.

Please also make some time to complete the following workbook:

A&P Workbook

More about the course

What will I study

Sport is enjoyed by many people all over the world, whether it’s playing, training, coaching, or supporting. But there is so much more to it than that. This course gives you the opportunity to work within the sector and to enjoy sport every day of your working career.

Completing this qualification will give you an excellent basis from which to build a career in the sector, enabling you to develop essential skills required for gaining employment, securing career progression, or progressing to further qualifications and training.

You will study a number of units including:

  • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport
  • Sports Coaching
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Training & Programming.

Why choose Sports at KGV

Sport at KGV is based in our new state of the art building with facilities perfect for our dynamic and collaborative lessons. As a Sports student at KGV you will also be able to take advantage of our excellent sport facilities including the gym, which has new weights and lifting equipment, the sports hall and new 3G pitch. You will also benefit from guest speakers who give an insight into career paths such as fitness and cross-fit instructors, physiotherapy, sports development and more. We also work with local employees who offer valuable experience to enhance and develop your CV. If you are keen on sport, but don’t know yet the possibilities out there, then our experienced staff and support team will help you discover the right direction for you

The Sport course provides the perfect foundation for any student interested in studying a sports related degree at university such as Physiotherapy, Sports Equipment Development and Leisure Activity Management which previous students have progressed on to.

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs at grade 5 or above and 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths or English.

Career opportunities

Career advice

Nutritionists use their knowledge of health benefits of diet and nutrition and will communicate this scientific food knowledge to others.

Annual Salary:
£24,000-£37,000

A sports physiotherapist specifically diagnoses and treats sports injuries.


Annual Salary:
£23,000-£45,000

A sport coach will work with teams and individuals teaching them sport skills and helping to improve their performance.

Annual Salary:
£14,000-£35,000


Find out more about how to apply and what GCSE's you need.

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