We are delighted to announce that we are expanding the BTEC Sport programme offe…

We are delighted to announce that we are expanding the BTEC Sport programme offered at SNHS to now include:

Extended Certificate (1 A Level)
Diploma (2 A Level)
Extended Diploma (3 A Level)

The BTEC Nationals in Sport offer a flexible range of qualifications that can be studied alone or alongside other level 3 qualifications such as A Level.

All three courses are worth UCAS points and are widely recognised by universities and employers. They provide:
• flexibility for students to progress to further education and industry sector employment
• opportunities for students to showcase their skills through practical assessments
• the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to meet industry requirements
• the transferable and high-order skills so highly regarded by HE and employers

Here at SNHS, students complete a variety of practical and theory based lessons. They regularly use the fitness suite and visit off site establishments (gyms/leisure centres) to expand and underpin their knowledge. We have guest speakers in for different topics e.g. a sports nutritionist, and BTEC group have also organised a successful Year 6 PE transition event for the past two years.

Future plans include developing our employer engagement which will allow students to get first hand experience in the sector. This will also link into a Skills for Work qualification offered by SQA. We are very excited about these new opportunities for our students.


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