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National Extended Certificate in Sport (One

A-Level Equivalent)*

*National Diploma in Sport (Two A-Level Equivalent) may be available depending on student interest (please inform Mr Jones (PE) or Sixth form S&G if this would be your preferred option)

Why study this course?

• If you want to gain a deeper understanding of how the body functions and the effects of exercise
• If you want to understand how to improve health and fitness

• If you want to pursue a career in the sports industry
• If you would like to study a sport related course that does not require high level practical performance

Potential careers:

  • Sports and leisure management
  • Sports coaching
  • Personal trainer
  • PE teacher

Course content

Anatomy and Physiology

Fitness Training and Programming for Health

Sport and Well-being

Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Application of fitness testing


30% Examination (1 hour 30 min written exam paper in Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology – Externally marked)
30% Set task (2 hour 30 min written scenario task in Unit 2 Fitness training and programming completed in exam conditions – Externally marked)

40% Assignment (Written assignments – Internally marked & Externally verified)

Staff contact:

Mr A Jones