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East Norfolk Sixth Form College is delighted to be the only college locally with Community Sports Foundation Hub status.

This course focuses on the science behind sport and how this us used to develop performance.

This subject is the equivalent of 3 A-levels in Sport and Exercise Science, meaning this will be the only subject in your study programme.

With the demands for faster, stronger, more successful athletes nowadays this course gives learners an insight into how this is achieved by covering the key components of Sport and Exercise Science.

You will gain valuable skills as well as an understanding of the different roles within sport and exercise science.

This course is well suited to those with a passion for sport and an interest in how sporting performances can continue to develop in the future.

Please note, this is a two year programme therefore students will have to complete the full two years in order to achieve this qualification.

Pictured - Students & Chris Duffy (EN Sports Tutor) with Mark Armitage (FA Coach).


Learners will be assessed through a mixture of internal and external assessment. Some units are assessed by an external exam, some by coursework and some by coursework tasks marked externally.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language and Maths. Grade C or above in GCSE Science. Grade C in GCSE Physical Education is desirable.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


Learners will study 13 different units over the 2 years. Some of the units included in this course are:

  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
  • Sports Injury and Assessment 


Upon completion learners would be well prepared for further study of Sport and Exercise Science or careers in the Sport industry.

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Course Information


BTEC Level 3

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