• Sixth Form PE


OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity

The Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity has been developed to meet the changing needs of the sporting sector and prepare students for the challenges they will face in higher education or employment. Our students will practically apply their knowledge and skills in preparation for future jobs or further education. Students will develop social and professional skills through interaction with peers, performers, clients and team mates, as well as the theoretical knowledge and understanding to underpin these skills. This will allow them to offer guidance to the people they will be working with.

How will you be assessed?

The majority of the qualification content will be internally assessed through centre set assignments. External assessment in this qualification involve written examinations including case studies and scenarios related to the sport and physical activity sector which students will need to apply their knowledge and understanding to. External assessments will be set and marked by OCR.

Units 1 and 3 are assessed by an exam which is marked externally. All other units are internally assessed by centre staff here at The Urswick School and externally moderated by OCR.

Mandatory units

Unit 1 : Body systems and the effects of physical activity

Unit 2: Sports coaching and activity leadership

Unit 3: Sports organisation and development

These units are mandatory and 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. Learners will also develop transferable skills such as planning, communication, adaptability and leadership.

Some of the optional topics covered

Unit 5 : Performance analysis in sport and exercise

Unit 8: Organisation of sports events

Unit 10: Biomechanics and movement analysis

Unit 12: Nutrition and diet for sport and exercise

Unit 11: Physical activity for specific groups

Unit 17: Sports injuries and rehabilitation

Unit 18: Practical skills in sport and physical activity

Unit 19: Sport and exercise psychology

Unit 20: Sport and exercise sociology

What are the benefits?

This is an interesting and challenging course that 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. It will also help to develop their skills further by completing a variety of units throughout the course. The study of the Cambridge Technical opens up a range of possibilities for further study and careers associated with sport.

Where can the Cambridge Technical take me?

The Cambridge Technical is an excellent base for progress into Higher Education on a sport-related programme such as Sport and Physical Education, Sport Science, Sport Coaching and Development, Sport and Leisure Management and many more.