Sport CTEC

What will I study in Sport CTEC?

Lewis current Year 13 CTEC Sport pupil said of the course, “In CTEC Sport you have a wide variety and choice of sports units to do such as, “principles of anatomy and physiology in sport to more and practical units like sports coaching. In each unit you are required to take different learning approaches, which includes making videos about coaching or delivering a presentation to your class about the digestive system.”

The coursework based format of this qualification enables pupils to progress through the syllabus producing evidence for each unit’s portfolio. The structure of assessment, with no formal written examination, provides an accessible qualification for a variety of pupils who are interested in pursuing a career in sport.

Entry requirements

To study this course, pupils are required to have a grade 4 or 5 in GCSE PE (full or short course) or a grade 5 or 6 in sciences if GCSE PE was not taken.

Units of study

There are three compulsory units studied across both years of extended certificate qualification.

  • Unit 1: Body systems and the effects of physical activity.
  • Unit 2: Sports coaching and activity leadership
  • Unit 3: Sport organisation and development.

The qualification offered is an 'Extended Certificate' consisting of a further two units on top of the 3 compulsory units.

The structure of the qualification allows pupils to complete a variety of different combinations of the optional units. A full list of qualifications can be found here. This course allows pupils to take extra units in their own time to boost their qualification, a motivated and proactive approach is vital for this.


Unit 1 and Unit 3 are externally assessed examinations while unit 2 is internally assessed and moderated by OCR. All optional units are internally assessed and moderated by OCR. Assessment of the units varies between presentations, group work, reports, video evidence, interviews and other methods of evidence. There is a degree of flexibility which can be based around the strength of the group or individual

Where could it lead?

PE Teacher, Sports Science, Sports Coaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Psychologist, Sports Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Sports Journalism, Sports Analyst.