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​Celebrating King’s BTEC Success

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We can proudly boast a highly successful record of achievement for our students since first introducing the #BTEC Sport Programme to our range of courses.

Some of those who have followed the programme have gone onto university while others have gone onto pursue a career in professional sports.

Aimee Hildreth, who has been the tutor in charge of BTEC since it was first introduced, said: “ We are proud to be able to offer an exciting, stimulating and successful BTEC Sport programme.

“Our course offers students the opportunity to study a variety of different sport-related topics as well as the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in First Aid, Lifeguarding and sport-specific coaching badges. Some students opt to study for an additional A level as well, depending on the degree/career they hope to pursue.

“The majority of our students leave us to pursue an undergraduate degree in order to lead on to a career in the sports industry. These have included Sports Science, Sports Psychology, Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Business and Sports Event Management at some of the top universities in the UK. By offering the ‘sport’ strand, we are exposing our students to the much wider range of units available, that can open up opportunities in teaching and performance coaching. They also study business, professional development, and leadership – vitally important skills for any career.”

Aimee picked out some of the success stories from those who have moved on from King’s after completing their BTEC.

“Kaela-Mae Townson completed the course in 2018. She is currently studying for a Bsc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Exeter after achieving D*D*D* - a superb overall qualification grade.

“The BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport has also been an excellent option for students who have been high level sports performers. Nathan Gilchrist and Tom Banton have both gone on to achieve notable success after leaving King's and have been offered contracts at Somerset County Cricket Club.

“Both Tom and Nathan were able to balance their training and playing opportunities with their studies. They were also able to benefit from developing an in-depth understanding of nutrition, psychology and sports analysis and apply it to their own performances.”

For further information regarding BTEC at King’s College, please contact Admissions@kings-taunton.co.uk

Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970

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