OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

 (1 A-level equivalent)

Subject Information

Sport is one of the fastest-growing industries in the UK and is not just about being a professional performer. There’s a huge range of professions within sport, from grass roots through to international level, covering areas such as nutrition, marketing, therapy and coaching.

Cambridge Technicals in Sport and Physical Activity offer a wide range of units such as sports coaching and leadership, organising sports events  and practical participation – providing students with the opportunity to acquire a range of transferable skills and knowledge areas from all aspects of sport.

They are an ideal foundation for students entering the workplace due to the combination of a theoretical background that’s reinforced with practical skills.


Year 12 Units:

Unit 1 Body systems and the effects of physical activity – EXAMINED UNIT  1HOUR 30 MIN WRITTEN PAPER

Unit 3 Sports Organisation and Development – EXAMINED UNIT  1HOUR WRITTEN PAPER

Unit 2  Sport Coaching and Leadership (Portfolio)

Year 13 Units

Unit 8 Organisation of Sport Events (Portfolio)

Unit 17 Sports injuries and rehabilitation (Portfolio)

 Portfolio evidence includes:

observation of practice, including video or DVD recording

·         questioning the learner

·         examining written evidence such as assignments, tasks, planning

·         examining evidence from others such as witness statements.

·         The evidence is internally assessed by teaching staff and externally moderated .


The course will meet the needs of those aspiring to a career in sport (coaching, teaching, therapy, sports nutrition and conditioning etc) and the health and leisure industry. The course not only serves as a route to full time employment within sports related fields, it is also a proven progression route to Higher Education.

Each year students progress to some of the best known Sports/PE Universities in the Country, including Northumbria, Leeds and Sheffield, studying a wide range of sports related programmes. These include Personal Training, Sports Conditioning, Sports Science, Sports Management, Sports Studies, Sport and Exercise Science, Leisure Management, Teacher Training, Sports Development, Coaching, Sports Injuries & rehabilitation and Sports Technology design.

You may choose to go directly into employment e.g. administrators for Sports Council and fitness clubs, physical training instructors, sports development officers, leisure assistants in swimming pools, leisure centres or sports centres.

Further Information

Please see:

  • Mrs Nelson
  • Miss Winchester