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Ideal for students who want to pursue a career in the leisure and sports industries
Extended Certificate: 60% exam, 40 % coursework
Diploma: 27% exam, 73% coursework
Extended Diploma: 24% exam, 76% coursework
CTEC Extended Certificate in Sport requires students to achieve at least the minimum entry requirements for their chosen pathway plus a grade 5 or higher in GCSE PE/ Merit in Level 2 BTEC Sport. If not studied at Level 2, students must achieve a grade 5 or higher in GCSE Science. The CTEC Diploma in Sport and CTEC Extended Diploma in Sport requires students to achieve at least the minimum entry requirements for their chosen pathway plus a grade 4 or higher in GCSE PE/Merit in Level 2 BTEC Sport. If not studied at Level 2, students must achieve a grade 4 in GCSE Science.
The minimum entry requirements will be discussed at open events and at your college interview.
This course is designed for students who would like a career in sport including those students who are still unsure as to what area of sport this could be. The course specialises in coaching, sports development, fitness, nutrition, teaching, sports rehabilitation and business. It is suitable for students who are aiming to go on to university and study a sports related degree including Sports Rehabilitation; those looking to gain access onto Higher Training Apprenticeships; those looking to get into PE teaching, to gain employment within the Leisure and Recreation Industry including Leisure Centre Management, Sports Coaching, Fitness Instructor.
Physical Education, Sport and Dance has always played an important role here at Wyke Sixth Form College, and although we are not a sports college we have twice been crowned “National Sports College of the year”. Students acquire so many experiences from competing in National championships to competing against fellow students in an intra-tutor league, whatever the level and capability, there is something for everyone. The Sports Department has seen exceptional success both academically and competitively. Not only does the department offer both A Level and CTEC courses to accommodate a number of students across all assessment methods it is also ranked in the top one percent nationally. Subjects are taught by A Level and CTEC Level 3 specialist teachers and the coaching staff are of the highest calibre. Each member of staff is trained and dedicated to not only reach academic success but also reach the highest accolade possible when it comes to competing.
In 2019 the department won a Pearson National Teaching Award and were announced best FE teaching team in the country.
UNIT 1: BODY SYSTEMS
In this unit, you will explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.
UNIT 2: SPORTS COACHING & ACTIVITY LEADERSHIP
Students explore the theory behind what it takes to make a good coach. Learners will also explore the roles and responsibilities of coaches and leaders. Learners will develop the techniques, personal knowledge and ability to deliver coaching sessions.
UNIT 3: SPORTS ORGANISATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Students will gain an understanding of the organisations involved in sport in the UK, their roles and responsibilities and how they work together.
UNIT 8: ORGANISATION OF SPORTS EVENTS
Students will learn how to plan, prepare for and deliver a sporting event including looking at topics such as logistics, budgeting, marketing and contingency planning.
UNIT 20: SPORT & EXERCISE SOCIOLOGY
Students will learn how different sociological theories apply to sport before looking at the influences and impacts that sport and society can have on each other and the role the media has to play in it all.
This course includes the Extended Certificate units plus:
UNIT 4: WORKING SAFELY IN SPORT
Students will gain an understanding of key safety requirements, including key health and safety legislation.
UNIT 5: PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS IN SPORT & EXERCISE
Students will gain the knowledge and skills required to carry out performance profiling and analysis and deliver feedback to performers.
UNIT 10: BIOMETRICS AND MOVEMENT ANALYSIS
Students will explore the different planes and axes of movement, types of movement and the levers that the body uses. Learners will also analyse movement in order to improve performance.
UNIT 11: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS
Students will explore how different groups of people benefit physiologically, psychologically and sociologically from participating in physical activity.
UNIT 13: HEALTH AND FITNESS TESTING FOR SPORT
Students will explore a range of fitness tests looking at what they test and the advantages and disadvantages of these.
This course includes the Extended Certificate and Diploma units plus:
UNIT 6: GROUP EXERCISE TO MUSIC
Students will be introduced to the different types of group exercise to music. Planning group exercise sessions considering the needs of participants.
UNIT 7: IMPROVING FITNESS FOR SPORT
Students will explore the various components of fitness and the methods of training used to enhance these. You will plan and deliver fitness training programmes to meet the needs of individuals.
UNIT 12: NUTRITION AND DIET FOR SPORT & EXERCISE
Students will gain an understanding of what is meant by the term ‘balanced diet’, the relationship between energy intake and energy expenditure and how this changes depending on the sport or physical activity taking place.
UNIT 14: WORKING IN ACTIVE LEISURE
Students will explore the day-to-day running duties that are carried out within an active leisure environment, ensuring that it is fit for purpose
UNIT 17: SPORTS INJURIES AND REHABILITATION
Students will explore how to recognise and treat common sports injuries both immediately and through rehabilitation programmes.
Unit 18: Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activity
Students will undertake a variety of sporting activities, gaining an understanding of the practical skills needed to be successful.
UNIT 21: THE BUSINESS OF SPORT
Students will learn about the structure and purpose of different sports businesses, who their customers are and how they use staff and volunteers to run their organisation and meet their goals.
The course is delivered through a series of theoretical and practical based lessons. The Extended certificate course will see you undertake 4 lessons per week and the Extended Diploma course will be conducted via 12 lessons per week
To help prepare yourself for this course, we recommend that you visit the PE and Sport department at one of our open days which run from October to January each year. We also recommend that you attend taster sessions in Physical Education at our Wyke Start taster event in July. Summer work will also be available for you to complete following Wyke Start helping to prepare you for your first few weeks on the course.
Wyke Sixth Form College hold train to teach information events which offer you a great insight into this course. If you are interested in attending one of these events, please complete this form and we will be in contact with the key information.
Please note that the applications for this course can be submitted by following the ‘Apply Now’ button on this page. Applications are made through the University of Huddersfield rather than Wyke Sixth Form College. We look forward to meeting with you.
Students could progress straight into employment in the leisure and recreation field. Many students progress onto degrees or Higher apprenticeships in Sports Therapy, Personal Training, Sports Studies, Coaching, Human Movement Studies, Leisure and Recreation courses or train to be Physical Education teachers. This course is also a suitable basis for anyone wishing to continue on to Physiotherapy, Sports Science and Sports Retail; or those looking to enter the Uniformed Services.
At Wyke Start, our 2-day taster event in July, each of your subjects will set you some work to complete to help prepare you for the course. The work for this course will be available on this page to complete following this event.
Enrichment sport is open to anyone who would like to try new things, meet people or just exercise. Wyke is nationally renowned for its sporting excellence – twice winners of “Sports College of the Year”. All students have the opportunity to take part in sport even at a recreational level and the College Study programme enables students to play a vast amount of different sports.
Please see additional sport enrichment leaflet for further information.
The Sport department are offering the Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer Qualification exclusively for students studying on any of the Sport & PE courses. The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing is a foundation course, to be studied in the first year, that allows progression to higher level qualifications, but more importantly provides a qualification recognised by employers as a necessity should you be considering a coaching/fitness-based career .
Overview: This qualification aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.
Progression: Level 3 Personal Training qualification (available at Wyke in your 2nd year) and Level 2 specialist qualifications including Kettlebells, Circuits, Studio Cycling and Group Exercise (available at a discount through our external training provider)