Windsor Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
sport and physical activity level 3

Sport and Physical Activity Level 3 Extended Diploma

This course provides an exciting opportunity if you have a passion for sport. You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to deliver sport and physical activity to an individual or group of participants; plus identify those who would benefit most from participation, select which sport or physical activity would be best for them, and how to organise, co-ordinate and facilitate different events or programmes of activity that allow people to actively engage in and enjoy sport and physical activity.

This can be in a more office-based role such as a sports development officer or community sports officer who is responsible for organising events, obtaining funding to run events, identifying target groups, supporting the recruitment of staff and volunteers to run events and activities and ensuring the sustainability of sport and physical activity.

Alternatively, it can be in a more field-based role such as a senior sports coach or senior activity leader responsible for delivering sport and physical activities, as well as co-ordinating the activities of other coaches and activity leaders and promoting the benefits of participation and leading a healthy lifestyle to schools, community groups and/or other target groups.

Equivalent in size to three A Levels, you will study 17 units of which four are examinations and the remaining 13 are both internally and externally assessed. 

Compulsory units: 

  • Body systems and the effects of physical activity 
  • Sports coaching and activity leadership 
  • Sports organisation and development 
  • Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure 
  • Performance analysis in sport and exercise 
  • Physical activity for specific groups 
  • Nutrition and diet for sport and exercise 
  • Sports injuries and rehabilitation 
  • The business of sport 
  • Improving fitness for sport and physical activity 
  • Organisation of sports events 
  • Working in active leisure facilities 
  • Practical skills in sport and physical activities

Curriculum Intent

To develop a deeper understanding of more specific areas of the sporting world like sports injuries.  Students will further develop their skills through specialist pathways that help them deliver sport and physical activity to a wide range of participants.

How the course is assessed

You will be assessed through both coursework and exams. Your skills and knowledge will be assessed through practical tasks, written coursework, presentations and teacher observation and four exams at the end of a unit. This is a triple award (1080 Guided Learning Hours).

Key Stage 5 C Tech Sport (Triple) Curriculum Plan

Entry requirements

  • Five subjects at grade 4 or above, including English and maths
  • Studying either GCSE PE or a vocational qualification in sport would also be beneficial

Other courses that go well with CTEC Sport and Physical Activity Level 3

As this is a triple award, you will solely study the extended diploma.

This course is designed for our elite sports athletes, such as academy players, who may also have to train during sixth form hours. We have a partnership with West Bromwich Albion Football Club, who deliver our sixth form football programme; the extended diploma will work well for footballers who want to concentrate on furthering their career as well as their academic studies.

What you can do after the course

This qualification will give you the opportunity to enter employment in the sport sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications in sport or sport and exercise science. There are also a range of vocational courses that can be accessed to further a career in the sports and leisure industry including sports development, competition manager, sports coaching, physiotherapy, teaching, sports management, sports journalism, working in a leisure centre or lifeguarding.

Where do our students progress to after the course?

Most students go on to study sport at university or complete and apprenticeship in sports coaching.

Why study CTEC Sport and Physical Activity at Windsor Sixth Form?

The PE department is very experienced at teaching CTEC Sport and Physical Activity. Students enjoy the course, are successful and many further their studies by completing PE related degrees at university. Students are also successful in gaining employment in areas where the skills they have learnt on the course are advantageous to them in their apprenticeship or workplace.

Many facets of the course involve leadership and studying at Windsor means that you are able to lead students who study at the school. You will also have access to a state of the art fitness suite to complete a number of units as well as using the suite as part of extra-curricular activities.

Student success stories

  • Student A, achieved a Distinction Merit in the first year this course was run. They went on to study Physical Education at Bath University
  • Student B, achieved a Merit in the extended certificate course. They went on to study Physical Education at Newman University
  • Student C, achieved D* D* D*. They went on to study sports development at Worcester University