Course Full Title: Cambridge Technical Diploma/Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity
Exam Board: OCR
Specification Code: 05829 (Diploma)/05827 (Extended)
Why study Sport and Physical Activity?
The Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity has been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector, and prepare you for the challenges you will face in university or employment. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Cambridge Technical focuses on the knowledge, understanding and skills that today’s universities and employers demand. You will practically apply your knowledge and skills in preparation for further study or the workplace.
If you study this qualification you will cover a wide range of centre assessed units with practical and wider project-based assessment opportunities, as well as examined units on the body systems and the long and short term impacts of sport and physical activity; how sport is organised and the purpose of sports development; health and safety requirements in sport and physical activity; the purpose of, and how to conduct, research in sport and physical activity; and how businesses in sport are organised and what success looks like to them.
This course is completed over two years with the Diploma being equivalent to two A Levels and the Extended Certificate equivalent to one A Level.
What will I study over the two years?
UNIT HOW IT IS ASSESSED COURSE Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity External exam All students Unit 2: Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership Internal Controlled Assessment All students Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development External exam All students Unit 4: Working Safely in Sport, Exercise, Health and Leisure External exam Diploma only Unit 5: Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise Internal Coursework Diploma only Unit 8: Organisation of a Sports Event Internal Coursework All students Unit 11: Physical Activity for Specific Groups Internal Coursework Diploma only Unit 13: Health and Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise Internal Coursework Diploma only Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation Internal Coursework Diploma only Unit 18: Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activity Internal Coursework All students Unit 19: Sport and Exercise Psychology Internal Coursework Diploma only
What makes a good Sport and Physical Activity student?
A successful student needs to motivated to produced and improve internally assess coursework. They need to have a passion for sports performance and leadership.
Where could Sport and Physical Activity take me?
Studying Sport and Physical Activity may lead to a wide variety of jobs and careers in education, and the vastly expanding sport and leisure industry, such as Sports Development, Coaching, Activity Leadership, Personal Training and Teaching, as well as ideally positioning students for onward study of Higher Education courses including Sports Science, Sports Coaching, and Physical Education.
What are the entrance requirements?
- Grade 4 or above in PE or a Level 2 Pass or higher in Sport Studies
- 5 or more grades 4-9; including equivalents across at least 4 subjects
- Maths and English Language Grade 4 or above
- Average GCSE GRADE of at least 3.5 (average of ALL GCSE full courses taken)