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Overview

Are you looking for a career in physical education, sports therapy, exercise science or coaching?

This qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels. It is a full two-year study programme with no exams, assessed through practical and coursework.

It allows students to specialise in this sector with a view to progression to higher education. There will also be the opportunity to complete a work experience as part of the programme to make you more employable.

Course description

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma enables students to learn about the theory behind sport in great depth. It gives the opportunity to gain experience for use in the work place or as a stepping stone to higher education. The variety of subjects gives students the opportunity to study most areas of sport and allows them to decide which field they wish to work towards, all delivered by tutors who specialise in their field.

What areas will I study?

Students will cover a range of units which will be assessed in a number of different ways, through practical, group & coursework and presentations.

The following units are mandatory:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Practical sports performance
  • Coaching for sports performance Physiology Fitness testing Assessing risk Nutrition *Psychology

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years £7000.00 2 Academic years You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years £7000.00 2 Academic years You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
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Student satisfaction

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I enjoy my course I would recommend the college to family and friends