This qualification aims to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of Sport and Physical Activity. Students will gain an insight into the sporting world 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, all done in a safe and professional environment. In doing so, students will also gain core skills required for further study or employment.
Exam board: OCR
Syllabus title: Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport and Physical Education (Sports Coaching Double Award)
Course code: 5829
This course is the equivalent of two A-level options.
The applied Diploma in Sport and Physical Education is assessed using a combination of internally controlled assessments and an external examination
The following units will be externally assessed:
Unit 1 (90) – Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity Unit 3 (60) – Sports Organisation and Development
Unit 4 (90) – Working Safely in Sport, Exercise, Health and Leisure
This will include a 90-minute examination, which includes short and extended answer questions.
The following units are mandatory and will be internally assessed and externally moderated:
Unit 2 (90) – Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership Unit 5 (60) – Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise Unit 8 (60) – Organisation of Sports Events
Unit 11 (30) – Physical Activity for Specific Groups
Unit 17 (60)– Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
Unit 18 (60) – Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activity
There are then additional units, which will be internally assessed and externally moderated:
Unit 10 (60)– Biomechanics and Movement Analysis
Unit 13 (60) – Health and Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise Unit 19 (60) – Sport and Exercise Psychology
Each of the above units are given a Guided Learning Hours (GLH) value. This total must then add up to 720 GLH to fulfil the requirement of the double award status. Please note that the number of GLH of each module is given in the brackets, for example, Unit 1 (90) – Body Systems and the Effect of Physical Activity
This will be the first year that we run the course. With the modules on this course, we hope to create many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. This will hopefully include sport facility visits, visiting other schools to lead activities, university visits and residential opportunities.
Fitness centre manager
Sports events manager
Sports development officer
Sports research analyst