This is a two-year Level 3 course totalling 60 credits, with the first year programme being made up of three compulsory units and 30 credits. The units are: human anatomy, exercise physiology and sport psychology. In the second year of the course there are a number of optional units that can be taken from a wide variety of topics and in previous years these have included sports injuries, coaching in sport, current issues in sport and nutrition.
A minimum of five GCSEs including at least a 4 in English. An interest in sport practicals, theory and science is also beneficial to successfully undertake this course.
Many of the students go on to establish their own placements when they are at Cadbury or university. A lot of students undertake coaching in the local community in their own time with football, rugby and gymnastics being recent examples. Rotherham Titans RFC and QPR Football Club are current placements for ex-students. Some students take up placements with local gyms including Fitness First and 24/7 gym.
Components of Course
- Module 1 Human Anatomy
- Module 2 Exercise Physiology
- Module 3 Sport Psychology
- Module 4 Coaching
- Module 5 Contemporary Sport Issues
- Module 6 Sport Injuries
There is on-going assessment throughout the course with assessments and unit assignments set by the lecturer. Marked work is then verified for standardisation by Edexcel later in the academic year. In the summer there will be an external exam set by Edexcel.
There is coursework for this subject. It is internally marked, but samples of marked unit work are sent for verification each year around February/March. Edexcel decide on the unit and volume of students' work to be moderated on a year to year basis.
There will be examinations that are externally set and marked by Edexcel and these will take place in the summer term. The exam results will contribute towards a student’s overall grade classification (Pass, Merit or Distinction).