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BTEC Level 3 sport


Course Overview

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport is intended to be a practical and theory qualification for post-16 learners wanting to continue their education, and who aim to progress to University and employment, possibly in the sports sector.

The qualification is equivalent in size to 3 A-Levels and has been designed as a full-time, 2-year program at Djanogly City Academy.

The course is;

  • 70% coursework modules - consisting of 10 units
  • 30% exams - consisting of 4 exams

The course is delivered by qualified PE teachers.

Scholars use academy supplied Google Chromebooks, with work and lessons completed in Google Classrooms

Coursework Modules

  • Professional Development
  • Sports Leadership
  • Fitness Testing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Practical Sport Performance
  • Sports Coaching
  • Research Methods
  • Sports Injury
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Rules and Officiating in Sport

Exam Modules

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Fitness Training & Programming
  • Sports Development
  • Business in Sport

Entry Requirements

To study BTEC Sport, you should aim to achieve at least 5 GCSE grades at level 4 or above, including; PE/Sport, English and mathematics.

Course Options

We now have five options to study BTEC Level 3 Sport here at Djanogly City Academy.  

Option 1 - BTEC Sport Only

Option 1 offers BTEC Sport in its simplest form - give you time outside of college.  This time might be used to study, practice sport of work part-time.

It includes 16 hours of teaching time within the academy.  4 mornings per week and 1 afternoon per week, leaving you plenty of free time for whatever else you choose to do. 

Option 2 - BTEC Sport & Nottingham Forest Football

Option 2 offers a great opportunity to work and train alongside your studies.  Offering consistent and effective football training with Nottingham Forest football.

It includes 16 hours of teaching time within the academy.  In addition to this, there is football training two afternoons a week and a match one afternoon per week.

Option 3 - BTEC Sport & PMG Football

Option 3 offers a great opportunity to work and train alongside your studies with PMG Football.  They have an outstanding record of players progressing into academic and first teams around the world. For example Arvin Appiah, England Youth International and Nottingham Forest professional.

Option 4 - BTEC Sport & PMG Basketball

Option 4 offers a great opportunity to work and train alongside your studies with Hoops Knowledge Academy.  Being coached by Keiren Thompson, BBC Sports Personality Unsung Hero 2019.

Option 5 - BTEC Sport & PMG Boxing and Taekwondo

Option 5 offers a great opportunity to work and train alongside your studies with coaching by Team NTC, who are currently the UK's highest performing team.


Why study BTEC Level 3 Sport at Djanogly...

Coaching Qualifications

  • Unlike most colleges who offer this course, we give you the opportunity to gain a Level 2 Coaching Award.
  • Get paid up to £25 an hour to coach your sport in local primary schools and your local club
  • Be a sports leader at Djanogly City Academy - coaching in primary schools and with years 7-11


  • Holme Pierrepont Outdoor Adventure
  • Sporting Events - Football, Cricket, Rugby, Tennis
  • Universities
  • Employment and Careers

Dedicated Tutors - offering help with;

  • Career advice
  • CV writing
  • Job applications
  • University tours
  • UCAS applications

Free use of Djanogly Leisure Centre Gym

Experience Primary PE teaching at Djanogly Primary Schools

How to apply

Visit Djanogly City Academy to fill out an application form, or complete the College Enquiry box below, where an application form can be sent to you.

Applications need to be returned to Mr Stewart in the PE department in person or by post, no later than Friday 23rd March 2021.

Post your application forms to:

Mr Stewart, Djanogly City Academy Nottingham, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6ND

Btec Level 3 Sport Enquiry Form

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