Cambridge Technicals in Sport - Level 3

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 in Sport

This qualification is an excellent route from any Level 2 vocational Sports course or GCSE PE completed in Year 11. The qualification is a mixture of internal coursework and external exam. The course is ideally suitable for students who wish to continue their studies or careers in sport, ranging from sports coaching, sports physiotherapy, sports therapy, leisure centre management, sports academies or a career in teaching, primary or secondary.

Students will be able to study the equivalent of one A-Level in this subject, the extended certificate in sport and physical activity, though there is also an option to complete the Extended Diploma – equivalent to three A-Levels.

This is the equivalent to one A-Level and will consist of two examination units and three units of coursework.

Year 12 (year 1 rotation)

Unit 1: Body systems and the effects of physical activity

External examination

This is a 90-mark exam that is based around anatomy and Physiology. In depth knowledge of the following areas will be examined in June.

LO1: Understand the Skeletal System in relation to exercise and physical activity

LO2: Understand the Muscular System in relation to exercise and physical activity

LO3: Understand the Cardiovascular system in relation to exercise and physical activity

LO4: Understand the respiratory system in relation to exercise and physical activity

LO5: Understand different Energy Systems in relation to exercise and physical activity

Unit 2: Sports coaching and activity leadership

Coursework assessment throughout the year

This unit will use the coaching/leadership skills of the students to complete 4 assessment objectives throughout the unit. The coaching and leadership will primarily be completed at one of our link Primary Schools or in one of our extensive range of extra curricular clubs.

LO1: Know the roles and responsibilities pf sports coaches and activities leaders

LO2: Understand principles which underpin coaching and leading

LO3: Be able to use methods to improve skills, techniques and tactics in sport

LO4: Be able to plan sports and activity sessions

LO5: Be able to prepare sports and activity environments

LO6: Be able to deliver sports and activity sessions

LO7: Be able to review sports and activity sessions

Year 13 (year 2 rotation)

Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development

External Examination

This unit looks at the organisation involved in sport in the UK along with there roles and responsibilities and how they work together. This unit also looks at Sports Development and its initiatives.

LO1: Understand how sport in the UK is organised

LO2: Understand sports Development

LO3: Understand how the impact of sports development can be measured.

LO4: Understand sports development in practice

Unit 8: Organisation of sports events

Coursework assessment throughout unit

This unit is designed to develop skills in planning, promoting and delivering a sports event. It will focus on individual roles ans well as working as part of a team and reflecting on both aspects of the event organisation.

LO1: Know different types of sports events and their purpose

LO2: Know the different roles and responsibilities involved in planning and delivery of sports events

LO3: Be able to plan and promote a sports event

LO4: Be able to participate in the delivery of a sports event

LO5: Be able to review the planning and delivery of a sports event

Unit 11:

Coursework assessment throughout the unit

This unit will allow you to develop a knowledge and understanding of the different groups of individuals who would benefit physiologically, psychologically and sociologically from participating in physical activity and why these particular groups are targeted by initiatives. This knowledge and understanding will then support you in planning suitable physical activity sessions for the groups identified and the considerations that need to be taken into account for each of them

LO1: Know about the provision of physical activity for specific groups

LO2: Know the benefits of and barriers to participating in physical activity for specific groups

LO3: Know the exercise referral process

LO4: Be able to plan physical activity sessions for specific groups

Unit 12: Nutrition for sport

Coursework assessment throughout unit

In this unit you will gain an understanding of what is meant by the term ‘balanced diet’ as well as the principles behind it, the relationship between energy intake and energy expenditure and how this changes depending on the sport or physical activity taking place and the importance of hydration for performance. You will also gain an insight into the use of nutritional supplements and how these can be used to improve performance in sport and physical activity.

LO1: Understand the principles and importance of a balanced diet

LO2: Understand energy balance

LO3: Understand the importance of hydration in sport and exercise

LO4: Know the effects of supplements on diet and performance in sport and exercise

June 2022


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