2018 Sport & Physical Activity Course

Course Information

CTEC Sport and Physical Activity is a course which will enable you to focus on various aspects of sport, physical activity and the fitness industry.

Assessment Structure: 5-6 units, totalling 360 GLH. 2 units assessed via external examination.

Likely units:

Unit 1 – Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity – External assessment (exam)

Unit 2 – Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership – Internal assessment

Unit 3 – Sports Organisation and Development – External assessment (exam)

Unit 17 – Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation – Internal assessment

Unit 19 – Sport and Exercise Psychology – Internal assessment

Course requirements

If students have studied PE / Sport / Health and Fitness at Key Stage 4 a grade 5/Merit grade is desirable. Grade 5 in both English and Maths are also desirable. A teacher recommendation would also be considered if the course requirements were not met.

What type of student is this course suitable for?

The course is aimed at individuals who are looking at careers in sport or the health and fitness industry. Students typically go on to study an aspect of Sport at University or enter an apprenticeship or employment in a sport or health and fitness related industry.

Students must be able to research and apply knowledge to various ‘real life’ scenarios, coach small groups and apply knowledge to exam based questions.

Where could this course take you?

Students who study sport and physical activity may go on to study a sport based course in higher education or they may move onto apprenticeships or employment in the following areas:

Leisure Industry – working in various roles within a leisure centre or private club

Fitness instructor – delivering variety of classes in various locations

Personal Trainer – working with individuals to help develop personal health and fitness

Sports Coach – coaching children or adults in a specific sport

Students who study sport may also look to progress into careers in the armed forces.

What our students say

  • “I really enjoyed the coaching unit. My confidence improved and I enjoyed working with the younger students.” (JT)
  • “It is a fun subject that challenges you every day.” (GR)
  • “The course is mainly assignment based relieving the pressure of the exam.” (EM)


Course Information
  • Course level:Level 3
  • Exam Board:OCR
  • Syllabus:Introductory Diploma or Diploma