Sport (QCF) Pearson's BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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If you are interested in the sports and exercise industry then you should look no further than this course.

If you are interested in the sports and exercise industry then you should look no further than this course. You will learn essential skills and theory relating to all aspects of sports and exercise, one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, including; anatomy, psychology, sports development, coaching and nutrition.  Led by tutors with excellent academic and practical backgrounds you will enjoy learning more about what goes on behind the scenes of sports, different career paths for you to take and which aspect of sport and exercise science you would like to focus on in the future.  Previous students have gone onto work in sports coaching, professional sports academies, teaching and education, gym instruction and university. 

What I'll learn

Units include:

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports development
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Sports nutrition
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Leadership in sport
  • Physical education and the care of children and young people. 


Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4, including English language, or equivalent vocational qualifications at Merit Level or higher. If you do not have a grade C/4 in GCSE English language and maths you will be required to be working towards achieving this alongside your course.


How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application. As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Printed application forms are also available. Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.


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