High quality fitness suite and sports hall, on site close to the teaching rooms, enhanced practical learning.
This qualification is equivalent to up to 3 A Levels and is worth up to 168 UCAS points.
This course offers a combination of practical and theoretical aspects of sport. Students can choose from three different study routes, equivalent to one, two or three A Levels, and the course can be combined with A Level subjects. It is recommended that students studying the full Extended Diploma in Sport also enrol on the Football Education Programme to supplement their studies.
The course contains core modules such as:
Anatomy and Physiology
Fitness Training and Programming
Fitness Testing in Sport
Physiology of Fitness
Other modules include:
Practical Sports Performance
Modules are typically split into a number of assignments covering a range of assessment methods such as presentations, interviews, podcasts, videos, written articles and reports.
This pathway is 100% coursework based with no external examinations; this means you are given a ‘live’ grade through the course based on the assignment submissions, giving you a clear understanding of your progress.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (preferably including Maths and English). Level 3 courses can be complemented by an additional A Level, AS Levels or the Football Education Programme.
There is a £150 material fee cost for this course.
Where will my course lead?
A large number of students go on to university to study a Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Coaching or Sports Development related degree. The structure and content of the course will provide you with a wide variety of skills and experiences that will stand you in good stead for most university courses. The course could also lead to employment within the ever-expanding sports industry in a number of capacities, such as leisure centre management, sports therapy or fitness instruction.