A-Level Equivalent Sport

Course Information

  • Course Code: 6161-Y1
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study mode: Full Time

This Level 3 qualification allows you some flexibility to explore the sporting industry alongside 2 other A-Level subjects. You will have the opportunity to explore the human body and how it adapts to exercise and develop your own skills in a practical sport setting, assessing your peer’s skills, techniques and tactics. Within the second year you will look at elements of fitness programming, nutrition and lifestyle factors that help promote healthy living as well as investigate different careers in sport. This will is a reflection of your owns skills and qualities that will help to prepare you for employment.

What will I study?

During your programme you will study different units that include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (external exam)
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing (external exam)
  • Professional Development in the sports industry
  • Practical Sport Performance
Entry Requirements

You will need 5 x C/4 at GCSE, including English Language and Maths.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through both externally assessed exams and coursework.

What can I do next?

Once you have completed your Level 3 study programme you will be able to apply to a range of Universities.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Sports Coach

Sports coaches teach sports skills to individuals and teams of all sporting abilities. They teach everyone from beginners to international professionals. They help people to reach their full potential and take part safely in their chosen sport. If you love sports and want to help people perform at their highest level, this could be the career for you. To become a sports coach, you will need to have a coaching qualification that is recognised by the governing body for your sport. As a sports coach, you will need to be able to plan and deliver training sessions. You will also need to inspire confidence and motivate your students. You will need determination, patience, and a supportive approach towards those you coach.

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If you are interested in helping people improve their physical health, this could be a perfect career for you.

Physiotherapists work with patients to improve their range of movement and promote health and wellbeing.

To become a qualified physiotherapist you need a physiotherapy degree or postgraduate award approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.

You will need to have an interest in human anatomy and physiology, plus patience and sensitivity. You must also be interested in the health and wellbeing of patients.

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If you are interested in healthy eating and want to help improve people's wellbeing, this job could be perfect for you.

Nutritionists need to be able to relate to people from all backgrounds. They need to inspire and motivate people. They also need a non-judgemental attitude.

To become a nutritionist you will normally need an approved degree or postgraduate qualification, or a minimum of seven years' experience in this field.??

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Fitness Instructor

If you are keen on health and fitness and enjoy meeting different people, this could be ideal for you.

To be a fitness instructor, you could complete a recognised qualification before starting work. Or you could start as an assistant instructor and complete on the job training.

To become a fitness instructor, you will need to be outgoing and friendly. You’ll also need to motivate and inspire people.

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Personal Trainer

If you are keen on health and fitness and you would enjoy working with a variety of different people, this job could be ideal for you. Personal trainers help their clients achieve their personal health and fitness goals.

To become a personal trainer you would first need to be a fitness instructor with a high level of experience and recognised qualifications.

You will also need good 'people' skills and an outgoing, friendly personality. A knowledge of the way the body works is important too.

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