Level 3 Extended Diploma in Rugby Education Pathway
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR3DRE (2325)|
Who is it for?
If you are interested in developing your own rugby skills and performance, alongside the study of coaching and training, then this BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Development (Rugby Pathway) is for you. Tactical skills, physiology, nutrition, coaching and sports performance are just some of the rugby-related subject areas that will be explored.
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Development (Rugby Pathway) enables students to learn about the theory behind sport in great depth. It gives them the opportunity to gain experience for use in the work place or as a stepping stone to higher education, here at Shrewsbury College or within a wide range of other providers. The variety of subjects gives students the opportunity to study most areas of sport and allows them to decide which field they wish to work towards.
Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress onto the Sports Coaching and Physical Education Foundation Degree at Shrewsbury College or progress onto higher education programmes at other institutions, for example Sports Studies, Sports Management or Sports Science.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English or Maths. Level 2 Diploma (Merit) and grade 4 in English and Maths are preferred.
What does the course involve?
This course offers keen rugby players the chance to gain a qualification playing and coaching the game they love! Our expert teachers will guide you through the requirements of rugby coaching and you’ll be taught coaching techniques for both young children and elite professional players. The course includes work placements in local schools and rugby clubs. You will examine your own play and team play, ensuring you improve and develop as a player.
- Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
- Team Sport
- Careers in Sport
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Techniques and Tactics in Sport
- Fitness Training
- Fitness Testing
- Sport Analysis
- Sports injuries
How is the course assessed?
A combination of use of performance analysis software and GPS assignments, reports, presentations, formal observations, and practical assessments.
How much does it cost?
Branded kit will need to be purchased at £60, which would be worn within fixtures and when delivering rugby coaching sessions at local schools.
The range of units include:
In Year 1:
- · Careers in Sport and Active Leisure Industry
- · Health and Wellbeing in Sport
- · Developing Coaching Skills
- · Practical Sport Application
- · Technical and Tactical Skills
- · Sports Development
In Year 2:
- · Applied Coaching Skills
- · Research Project
- · Self-Employment in Sport and Physical Activity
- · Rules, Regulations & Officiating in Sport
- · Sports Psychology
- · Influence of Technology in Sport and Physical Activity
Rugby coaching qualifications and leadership opportunities will be embedded into the course.
You will receive up to six hours of rugby per week from highly experienced coaches and take part in regional and national competitions. Additional RFU courses include Contact Rugby, Headcase online concussion module, tag rugby and Kids First rugby officiating. Progress to higher education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group on the HND in Sport.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email email@example.com
Level 3 Sports
Previous school: Overseas school
I wanted to do a sports focused course, but still look at a wide variety of sports – which is what you get at SCG, and I prefer continuous assessment rather than exams. The tutors are also really down to earth. I am part of the College Netball team and it is a great mix of students from all three campuses. I am going to Gloucester University to study Sports Therapy.
Level 3 Outdoor Activities
Previous school: Burton Borough School
The amount of activity days we get to go on throughout the year is amazing. It is a sporty and energetic course, but with so many amazing activities other than generic sports. It is great that we get to fundraise for a charity and even better that this year’s relates to someone on our course. Everyone works really hard on the course and the teachers are supportive – it’s great to be around like-minded people.
Level 3 Adventurous Activities
Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury
I've learnt many new skills on this course such as team building and team work, which I have put into practice with my peers when we have been mountain walking and the weather conditions have been bad.
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