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Physical Education: Key Stage 5

Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity

Who is the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity for?

This qualification is for learners 16 years old or over who want to study sport, leisure or fitness.

This qualification is not just about being able to play sport, it will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Higher Education on a sport-related programme such as Sport and Physical Education, Sport Science, Sport Coaching and Development or Sport and Leisure Management.

The qualification is designed to be taken as part of a study programme alongside other vocational qualifications or A levels, such as Cambridge Technicals in Business, A level Biology, A level Physics or Cambridge Technicals in Science.

What does this qualification cover?

Learners will take between five and six units made up of mandatory and optional units:

Everybody will study the following mandatory units:

  • Body systems and the effects of physical activity
  • Sports coaching and activity leadership
  • Sports organisation and development

 

These units will give learners an understanding of sport in the wider contexts of coaching and leadership, anatomy and physiology, the body’s short- and long-term responses to physical activity and the framework of sport in the UK and the organisations involved. Learners will also develop transferable skills such as planning, communication, adaptability and leadership.

Is this qualification right for my learners?

This qualification is part of a suite of Cambridge Technicals in Sport and Physical Activity at Levels 2 and 3 with the Level 2 qualifications designed for learners who are 16 years old or over and aren’t yet ready to undertake a Level 3 study programme, but wish to study and/or be employed in the sport and physical activity sector. It is recommended that learners starting this qualification will have achieved sport or physical education qualifications for example GCSEs in PE at grade4/grade C or above or level 2 vocational qualifications, e.g. OCR Level 2 Cambridge National in Sports Studies or Sport Science. It is also recommended that you have grade4/grade C or above in Maths and English GCSE.

360 GLH equivalent to one A level in terms of size

Unit 1, 2 (90 GLH each),and Unit 3 (60 GLH) are mandatory

Plus a minimum of 120 GLH chosen from the optional units (30 and 60 GLH).

It will provide learners with the opportunity, through applied learning, to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the sport and physical activity sector.

 

Unit no.

Unit title

Unit ref. no. (URN)

How are they assessed?

Guided learning hours (GLH)

Mandatory

or optional

1

Body systems and the effects of physical activity

K/507/4452

E

90

M

2

Sports coaching and activity leadership

M/507/4453

I

90

M

3

Sports organisation and development

T/507/4454

E

60

M

8

Organisation of sports events

R/507/4459

I

60

O

18

Practical skills in sport and physical activities

A/507/4469

I

60

O