BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in
Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)

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If you like the idea of helping sportspeople of all abilities to improve their performance, whether in a specific sport or a variety, a career in coaching could be ideal for you. This vocational course explores different areas of employment within the sports sector, allowing you to experience a variety of options and giving you a broader knowledge base to benefit your career.

Course Content

The course consists of 19 units which explore a variety of different areas, including:

  • Anatomy and physiology and physiology of fitness
  • Sports coaching and assessing risks
  • Practical sport and technical and tactical skills
  • Analysing sports performance
  • Fitness testing and designing training programmes
  • Injuries in sport and sports massage
  • Sports psychology
  • Current issues in sport
  • Physical education

The course is delivered in a vocational manner, with assessments ranging from written reports, portfolios, and posters to verbal assessments, presentations, and practical observations.

Features/Benefits

There are a range of trips and team-building activities included throughout this course and you will also have the opportunity to study towards additional awards. As a student on a vocational course, we will encourage you to gain as many additional qualifications as possible in order to support your applications for Higher Education and employment in the sector.

Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths Level C/4.
  • For entry onto the second year of the Extended Diploma from the Subsidiary Diploma, a Pass profile and Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths will be required.
  • Mature students will be considered based on their previous qualifications and/or relevant work experience.

Progression Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, you will have the equivalent of three A Levels, providing opportunities for progression into employment or onto a Higher Education course or another vocational qualification at Loughborough College or elsewhere.

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Key Facts

Dates:

  • September 2019

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)

Level:

3

Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 19/20TFH5131

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