Sports and Fitness

Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences, Level 3

Course overview

A diverse range of careers in sport and recreation are available to you. A genuine interest in sport is absolutely essential for you to get into this highly-competitive industry, but you don’t need to be an international sporting superstar.

You will study a variety of sports and fitness based modules designed to give you the best chance of progressing to a career that is dynamic, exciting and full of opportunities.

You will be at college 4-5 days a week studying practical sports, fitness instruction, coaching, psychology of sport, the human body and industry based topics.

Practical parts of the course are based at Perdiswell Sports centre in Worcester and our Redditch campus Sports centre.

There is a real focus on providing you with exceptional opportunities to get work placements with local employers.

Many of our students go into well paid jobs locally and a significant number continue their education at university/ Higher Education degree level.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

A total of 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or 4 and above or Level 2 Sport
Maths and English for Level 3 at Grade 4 and above must be included

Good practical and /or sports/ coaching/ instruction skills

Course Modules

- Anatomy and Physiology
- Fitness testing
- Fitness training and programming
- Practical Sports
- Sports Coaching
- Sports Pyschology

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment through
1. Practical assessment of skills and teaching or instructing
2. Group and individual presentations of sports specific work
3. Written reports and evaluations
4. External assessment

What can I do next

You can progress onto a broad range of academic and vocational higher education courses at a Foundation Degree, HND or BA (Hons) level.

These include HND Sports Coaching and Development, FdA Sports Leadership and Management and BA (Hons) Sports Business Management.