Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport

Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport

Course Code: L3NDSP Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    

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About the course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in human performance, sport coaching or sport science. It is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a route into university or higher education.

  • Careers related to sport include personal trainer, sport and exercise psychologist, sports therapist, sports coach and more
  • You will learn in our modern facilities, including our newly refurbished gym
  • Previous guest speakers have included Adam Bishop, Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Harlequins Rugby team, and Paul Stretch the lead physical preparation coach for GB and England’s senior men’s hockey team
  • This programme combines both theory and practical

According to the EMSI, by 2022 the number of those working as sports professionals is expected to have grown by 10%, making it an exciting and expanding sector to join. This programme is intended for school leavers who are looking to progress into a career in sport coaching or participation and enjoy a blend of both theoretical and practical input. It will also provide a detailed overview of the sport industry, preparing you for progression onto higher education or employment.

Who is this programme for?

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport is intended to be an Applied General qualification for post-16 learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the sports sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to three A Levels and has been designed as a full two-year programme.

This course is perfect for school leavers who are looking to progress into a career in Sport Coaching or Participation and enjoy a blend of both theoretical and practical input. The course will also provide a detailed overview of the current context of the sport industry specifically preparing learners for progress into Higher Education or Employment. 

Start as a college student, finish as a graduate

After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.

Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Your course

What modules are covered?

  • Functional Anatomy (External Assessment)
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (External Assessment)
  • Applied Research Methods in Sport
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Specialised Fitness Training
  • Physical Activity for Individual and Group Based Exercise
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Massage
  • Nutrition for Sport
  • Sport Injury and Assessment

Your future

What Next?

This programme provides the foundation for higher education, this includes degrees in Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage, and Human Performance, which are delivered here at University Centre Farnborough and elsewhere. It also prepares you for entry into employment in the sport and sport science industries.

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
  • English and maths at level 2 or higher

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Course Enquiry

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