There are a number of ways to study our BTEC Level 3 programme in Sport Development and Coaching. Your choice will depend on your study options and future career ambitions. BTEC Level 3 in Sport Development and Coaching supports a huge range of careers.


The number of units you study increases in line with the value of A Level equivalents, the greater this is, the higher the proportion of Sport in your overall study programme. The information below explains more.


The BTEC Level 3 in Sport Development and Coaching provide a fantastic introduction for students interested in the industry. Core topics include:

- Anatomy

- Physiology

- Fitness training and programming

- Practical sport

- Sport coaching


BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma is a full time programme of study, and is therefore best suited to those who have decided to work in the sector or progress to university to study a related subject. This is an advanced level course, building on the content above and developing your knowledge in areas such as physiology, nutrition, sport injuries and psychology.


Grade 4 in GCSE PE or in a vocational equivalent, if taken. 

Studying this subject is perfect if you are keen to open up the possibilities offered in the world of sport and leisure. Our knowledgeable and supportive teachers will help you gain the skills and knowledge to progress to your chosen destination, and gain valuable life skills. This is supported with work experience opportunities, and a range of visiting speakers to help inspire you. You will benefit from our first class facilities which include a Fitness Suite, multi-purpose Sports Hall, 3G Astro-Turf Pitch and Sports Barn.


This is a qualification recognised by a wide range of employers, or alternatively, you could progress to degrees that support careers in leisure centre management or coaching.



Good to Know

There are more than 36,000 employers in the Physical Education and active leisure sectors, making it one of the highest performing sectors in the UK economy.