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Sport and Human Science A-Level Pathway





BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching and Development




These are just some of the recommended subjects, but other combinations are also available.

Additional Study Skills


The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)is a largely self-directed research project into a topic of the student’s choice. You will develop your study skills as you plan, research and develop your idea, creating either a research assignment, a product or an activity (e.g.,an event)as your final piece. The EPQ may also count towards UCAS points.

Core Maths

Core Maths is an exciting course which will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future care and life.

This one-year course will develop your mathematical skills and thinking appropriate for a Level 3 qualification. You will become more confident and competent in using maths and the qualification will be considered for UCAS points if you are planning to study at university in the future.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Work experience examples (skills, sector, employers) e.g.,Coaching younger age groups in your chosen sport, getting a coaching award in a specific sport, getting a refereeing qualification and working as a referee, helping at after-school clubs or holiday kids clubs in your community, or your old school. Employers could be the City Council, Health Clubs, Sport Physiotherapists, Education and Hospitals.

Internal and External opportunities:

Young Enterprise Challenge
Summer Schools,such as the Sutton Trust
Part time work –e.g.,Lifeguard
Working at summer camps can be a great way to get experience and can grow into a more long-term career.

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Skills built from studying these subjects:

These are just some examples ….

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Motivating Others
  • Organisation
  • Time Management

Example Career Pathways

These are just some examples

Health and Social Care

Child Welfare Worker
Family Mediator
Clinical Research
Social Work
Sports Therapist


Teaching in Schools
Community Club Coach
Performance Sport


Promoting Sport for Governing Bodies (e.g.,the FA)
Local Authorities or for Health Promotion


Abroad or in theUK:-Holiday Parks Country Parks
Working with Groups such as: -Schools SEND or Young Offenders

Personal Trainer

Self-Employed in Private Gyms
Employed by Gyms
Working with Specific Groups

Next Steps

There are opportunities for working in sport at different levels.This can be at apprenticeship level or via several options at Higher Education.Self-employment and entry level employment roles are available.


  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • BEd in Teaching
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nutrition
  • Psycholog

Specialist University Information

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  • Customer Service
  • Gym Instructor
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Laboratory Scientist
  • Teaching Assistant

Specialist Apprenticeship Information

How to apply and find out more about college courses: