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Physical Education

The course will suit students with a keen interest in Sport and Physical Education. It is intellectually demanding and you will require good self-discipline and self-motivation to achieve results.

The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level, and it has been designed as a two-year, full-time study programme.

What does this qualification cover?

Learners will study three mandatory content areas:

-       Anatomy and Physiology

-       Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

-       Professional Development in the Sports Industry. Learners will also choose one optional unit from a range which has been designed to support choices in progression to sport courses in higher education, and to link with relevant occupational areas.

External Assessment:


This is a summary of the type and availability of external assessment, which is 67% of the total qualification.

With the leisure industry growing and increasing public interest in fitness, physiotherapy, sports science and nutrition, there are considerable career opportunities in this field.