Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Sport

Qualification: 
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
Duration: 
2 years
Level: 
3
Curriculum Manager: 
Jocelyn Chapman

What is the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Sport?

An OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma is a 2-year vocational course that would normally be studied alongside a range of traditional A level programs, BTEC/OCR Subsidiary Diplomas and Technical Introductory Diplomas/Certificates. The full Introductory Diploma is equivalent to one A Level, and carries a maximum of 56 UCAS points.

In Sport, you will study six units over two years covering a range of topics. These will be:

  • 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 #
  • Fitness Training and Programming #
  • Sports Injuries #

# Subject to change

Is the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Sport suitable for me?

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 an interest in the broader aspects of sport, leisure, and health and fitness.

How will I learn?

You will learn through practical assignments which will be set to cover the units. Assignments will be based on realistic workplace situations.

You will be taught by specialist teachers in specific sports/ICT classrooms and will have access to the Sports Hall and Fitness Room.

How will I be assessed?

The OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma is 100% coursework assessed and may include portfolio work - there are no exams. Projects are submitted for marking on a regular basis throughout the course. They are assessed internally by your teachers and then moderated by the board. Work is graded and written feedback provided enabling students to gauge how well they are doing on the course. Feedback will help you to see the strengths of your work, as well as allowing you to reflect on areas which can be developed further.

Your work will be graded pass, merit or distinction. The Technical Introductory Diploma is equivalent to one A Level and carries a maximum of 56 UCAS points.

We are aware that OCR is currently evaluating the assessment process and there may be the introduction of an examined unit. Further information is unavailable at the current time.

Progression

Students who have followed this course have gone on to a wide range of courses and careers. These include sports science, physiotherapy, Sports journalists, Sports Psychologists, PE teachers, personal trainers or public services.

Students can study the Technical Introductory Diploma in Sport alongside A levels and other Technical Introductory Diplomas. This provides the opportunity to apply for higher education courses, for example, Undergraduate Degrees, level 4 courses and apprenticeships.

Entry requirements

Students should normally have achieved an A*- C grade profile at GCSE. For GCSE English and Maths where a new grading system has been introduced 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. 

In addition to the standard course entry requirements, to be successful in the CTEC in Sport you should have at least a GCSE Grade C in Science and/ or Physical Education.

Course costs

You will be expected to pay for course materials. If the costs of equipment, materials and trips may cause you financial hardship, you may wish to read through details of our financial support scheme on our website.