Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Sport

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

Exam Board: OCR

2 years

Equivalent to: 1 A Level

Course Content:

This course is made up of seven units:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport  ( ½ unit)
  • Sports Coaching
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness ( ½ Unit)
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Sports Injuries
  • Practical Individual Sports


All internal units will be assessed and graded by your teachers. At the end of the course points gained will combine to form an overall grade. You can achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. All assessments are completed through assignments. After the 2 years you would receive the equivalent to one A level. 

100% course work, with practical units, No exams.

Studying at Alton College:

Lessons activities are wide ranging with lessons taking place in the Sports hall, the Gym and in computer rooms. Students have time to complete their coursework and be involved with other enrichment activities. The Technical Introductory Diploma is suitable for anyone who wants to learn about the world of sport but does not want to specialise totally in one area. You will need to have an enthusiasm for sport, both theoretically and practically and interest in the broader aspects of sport, leisure and health and fitness. 

Entry requirements:

Students should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C. Alternatively, if you have studied at Level 2, you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for students who prefer coursework.

Course costs:

All students will be expected to provide their own folders, dividers and plastic wallets

Sport works well with:

Public Services

Alton College/Chelsea Football Club Academy