Our BTEC Level 3 Sport qualification is available as a number of options. Your choice will depend on your future career plans.  This qualification supports a huge range of careers and future degree options in the sports industry.

Have you decided to pursue a career in the sports industry? Are you interested in more hands on roles such as coaching and instruction, or degrees in sports management? Then this course could be for you!

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a three A Level equivalent. This is a full time study programme and is therefore ideal if you have decided on a career in the sports industry. You will cover all of the topics offered by our 1 and 2 A Level equivalent courses plus additional topics.

Grade 4 in GCSE PE or in a vocational equivalent, if taken. General entry criteria also applies.

The topics you study will prepare you for a varied range of roles and degree level courses, and ensure you are prepared for your future in this vibrant and rewarding sector. The range of topics you will study increases in line with the qualification level of your studies, but includes:

  • Fitness Training and programming
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports Leadership
  • Professional development
  • Application Of Fitness Testing
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Sports Event Organisation
  • Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Investigating Business in the sport and active leisure industry
  • Skill acquisition in sport
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Research methods in Sport

You’ll gain experience of the sector by combining your learning in the classroom with direct industry experience through high quality work placements and trips and visits. Current students have developed their skills and knowledge through placements at Opta Sports, visits to the English Institute of Sport and physical activity at Rokt and outdoor challenge centres.

This is a highly interactive course that will provide you with an excellent understanding of a wide range of sports pathways. The course has a strong practical element, which you will complete in our state of the art facilities including our Fitness Suite, Sports Barn, Sports Hall and Fitness Lab.

Through your experience of practical activities and academic theory you will develop your self-confidence and communication skills. Group work, role plays and presentations will offer you the chance to develop as a student and prepare you for your next step.

There’s plenty of opportunities outside of your studies. You’ll get lots of opportunities to gain additional qualifications such as your coaching qualification.

Assessment is via presentations, group work and assignments and externally assessed exams. Your work will be graded at pass, merit or distinction giving you an overall grade at the end of the course.

This course supports you to pursue a range of career paths in the sporting industry. Many of our students progress on to university degrees that lead to careers in coaching, sports development, teaching, and leisure centre management – there are a vast range of opportunities which our industry links will help you explore.

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