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, as the greater this, 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 provides a fantastic introduction for students interested in the industry. Core topics include:

- Anatomy

- Physiology

- Fitness training and programming

- Practical sport

- Sport coaching


Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma allows you to study all of the topics detailed above, and develop your knowledge. Studying this two A Level equivalent will deepen your knowledge of areas such as sports development, coaching and fitness you will undertake work experience. It is ideal if you wish to progress to study the topic at degree level.


Grade 4 in GCSE PE or a pass 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.