Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Level 3

The Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC Extended Diploma course will provide the opportunity to develop practical vocational skills, knowledge and understanding for work and coaching in the expanding area of leisure and recreation. A variety of learning styles are developed. These include formal class learning, group work, presentation and individual tutorials relating to the assessment programme.

Learners initially enrol on the course as a one year programme with the option to leave after successfully completing the first year. On completion of Year 1 students will normally progress onto Year 2. You will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Course Content

The Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) course is made up from a combination of some of the following units:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Practical Individual Sports
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Sports and Exercise Massage
  • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
  • Work Experience in Sport
Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs (grades A*-C / 9-4) including English and maths or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification (Merit/Distinction) and an interview. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)* check will also be required.

* Please note there is a charge of £44 for a DBS check, plus fees for residential trips and sports kit.

What Can I Do Next?

Trainee supervisory positions in sport and recreation as, forexample, lifeguards, coaches, fitness instructors or recreation assistants. The full level 3 qualification enables access to higher education or a Bachelors Degree in a related subject at university.

Applying To UCAS

In 2015, 1 in 4 students who got into university in the UK did so with a BTEC (UCAS report – Progression Pathways Jan 2016)

BTEC Diplomas provide a practical, real-world approach to learning and an alternative route to traditional GCSEs and A Levels. BTEC qualifications were established over 25 years ago and are recognised by universities, employers and professional bodies across the United Kingdom and in over 100 countries worldwide. The table below shows how many UCAS points each of the most common qualifications are worth.

For example, an Extended Diploma at Triple Distinction* (D*D*D*) equates to 3 A Levels at A*

For information on the tariffs for other qualifications, please visit the UCAS website.

Careers Advice and Guidance

The Careers Guidance team provides information, careers advice and guidance to students across all campuses. They offer confidential and impartial guidance interviews as well as a daily drop in service.They can provide help and support with a wide range of areas including:

  • Career choice
  • Progression Routes
  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher Education
  • Employability Skills

There is well a equipped Careers Centre containing information on careers and courses as well computer guidance software to help students choose and research suitable careers.

The careers guidance service has achieved the national quality award for the provision of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance known as the Quality in Careers Standard. The service is also accredited by the matrix Quality Standard for information, Advice and Guidance.

For further careers advice and guidance and support please contact careers@colchester.ac.uk.

Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Level 3
LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395

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