Formally known as the BTEC National Diploma, the Extended Diploma came into being in 2010. Running over two years the Extended Diploma will give completing students the equivalent of three A Levels.
The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a 180-credit and 1296 guided learning hours (GLH) qualification that consists of eight mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 180 credits (where at least 135 credits must be at Level 3 or above).
BTEC offers variations of the BTEC Extended Diploma, a typical course would be the Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness pathway. This pathway is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in coaching or sports leadership, or progress to industry-recognised qualifications in these areas.
To gain this qualification you must…
- You must complete 19 units over the two years to be awarded the Extended Diploma, this is equal to 180 credits.
- From these 180 credits, you must complete eight ‘Mandatory’ units totalling 70 credits.
- Additional to this, you must complete ‘Optional’ units totalling 110 credits.
Unit 01: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
Unit 02: The Physiology of Fitness
Unit 03: Assessing Risk in Sport
Unit 04: Fitness Training and Programming
Unit 05: Sports Coaching
Unit 06: Sports Development
Unit 07: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Unit 08: Practical Team Sports
Unit 09: Practical Individual Sports
Unit 10: Outdoor and Adventurous Actitivities
Unit 11: Sports Nutrition
Unit 12: Current Issues in Sport
Unit 13: Leadership in Sport
Unit 14: Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
Unit 15: Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
Unit 16: Exercise for Specific Groups
Unit 17: Psychology for Sports Performance
Unit 18: Sports Injuries
Unit 19: Analysis of Sports Performance
Unit 20: Talent Identification and Development in Sport
Unit 21: Sport and Exercise Massage
Unit 22: Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
Unit 23: Organising Sports Events
Unit 24: Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People
Unit 25: Sport as a Business
Unit 26: Work Experience in Sport
Unit 27: Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
Unit 28: The Athlete’s Lifestyle
Unit 29: Principles and Practices in Outdoor Adventure
Unit 30: Equipment and Facilities for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 31: Impact and Sustainability in Outdoor Adventure
Unit 32: Environmental Education for Outdoor Adventure
Unit 33: Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 34: Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 35: Leading Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 36: Leading Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 37: Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
Unit 38: Alternative Pursuits for Outdoor Adventure
Unit 39: Sports Facilities and Operational Management
Unit 40: Sports Legacy Development
Unit 41: Profiling Sports Performance
Unit 42: Research Investigation in Sport and Exercise Sciences
Unit 43: Laboratory and Experimental Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences
Unit 44: Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
Once you have had your Assignment graded, your total Unit grade is calculated.
Pass (7 points)
Merit (8 points)
Distinction (9 points)
Take the individual Unit grade (7, 8 or 9) and times it by the Unit credit value (5 or 10) add together all the total scores to calculate your total BTEC Extended Diploma score…
1590 and above D*D*D*
A typical week on a BTEC Extended Diploma course would consist of up to 4 days in college/school, usually having 18 hours of contact time over 36 weeks, totaling 1296 guided learning hours.
If students are unable to commit to a full time Extended Diploma, they can take smaller versions of the 180 Credit qualification, known as; Certificate (30 Credits), Subsidiary (60Credits), and the Diploma (120 Credits).