OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Sport

This is a full two year course (no AS Level equivalent).

Content of Course

This qualification specifically aims to:

  • Develop learner’s knowledge and understanding of the sport sector.
  • Develop learner’s skills, knowledge and understanding in contexts that are directly relevant to employment situations, thereby enhancing their employability within the sport sector.
  • Develop learner’s ability to work autonomously and effectively in a sporting context.
  • Encourage progression by assisting in the development of skills, knowledge and understanding which learners will need to access further or high education programmes or occupational training.
  • Encourage progression by assisting in the development of skills, knowledge and understanding which learners will need to enter employment.
  • Promote interaction between employers, centres and learners by relating teaching and assessment to real settings.

Students will complete seven units of work:

  • Unit 1 Principals of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • Unit 2 Sports coaching
  • Unit 3 Current issues in sport
  • Unit 4 The physiology of fitness
  • Three other units from an extensive list (to be confirmed during Year 13, based on individuals’ strengths and areas of interest).

Learners will be presented with a series of assignments to research and complete for each unit and these assignments will be completed in various formats including leaflets, written reports, presentations, posters, brochures and lesson plans.

The first four mandatory units will be studied in Years 13 and the other three will be studied in Year 14.

Assessment Arrangements

There are no timetabled exams for this qualification.

The tutor will assess the work for all units and this will be moderated externally by OCR.  Each assignment within the qualification has specified assessment criteria which will result in a Fail / Pass / Merit or Distinction grade.  The higher the grade the more Qualifications and Credit Framework points are awarded.  The total of these points at the end of the course will determine the OCR grade given.

OCR Grade

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A Level Grade Equivalent

Distinction*

140

  A*

Distinction

120

A

Merit

80

C

Pass

40

E