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

This is a vocational course which explores different areas of employment in the sports sector. It offers a solid foundation in the various aspects of sport, enabling you to develop the skills necessary for gaining employment in the sports sector or progressing into higher education.

Course content

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

  • Anatomy and physiology and physiology of fitness

  • Sports coaching and assessing risks

  • Analysing sports performance

  • Fitness testing and training programming

  • Injuries in sport

  • Sports psychology

  • Sports nutrition

  • Sports business

  • Sports development and current issues in sport

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


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.

Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths.

  • 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.

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