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