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Mode of study Vocational Full Time
Duration 2 Years
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 2 September 2019
Course code FLR3DRE (1921)
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, one of which must be English Language or Mathematics.
    BTEC First Diploma (Merit or Distinction) together with a grade C in English Language or Mathematics.
    All applicants must have a good reference.

    Who is it for?/What can I do after this course?

    If you are interested in developing your own rugby skills and performance, alongside the study of coaching and training, then this BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (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 Sport BTEC Level 3 Diploma – Sports Performance and Excellence 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.

  • What does the course involve

    This course enables learners to gain a vocational sport qualification alongside full time rugby coaching. As part of the rugby programme learners will be able to receive 6 hours of rugby coaching per week from highly experienced coaches, and have the opportunity to take part in regional and national competitions.

    You will gain a valuable insight into coaching and training techniques for a range of rugby populations, from young children to elite professional players. This will include work placements in local schools and rugby clubs delivering rugby sessions. You will also be given the tools needed to examine your own play and team play, ensuring you improve and develop as a player throughout your time with us.

    The Sport BTEC Level 3 Diploma – Sports Performance and Excellence 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.

  • How is the course assessed

    Students will put together a portfolio of evidence for the ten units of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma – Sports Performance and Excellence. This will be assessed internally and verified externally. Evidence will consist of a combination of assignments, reports, poster 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.
  • Additional Notes

    The range of units include:

    Year 1 - Anatomy and physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for health, Professional Development in the Sports Industry, Sport and Well-being & Sports Leadership.
    Application of Fitness Testing, Sports Psychology, Practical Sports Performance, Coaching for Performance, Research Methods in Sport, Research Project in Sport & Sport Event Organisation.

    Year 2 - Analysis in sport, Fitness testing for sport and exercise, Training and fitness for sport. Exercise, health and lifestyle, Practical sport study (individual), Exercise for specific groups, Sports coaching, Outdoor and adventurous activities and Talent identification.

  • Other details

    Rugby coaching qualifications and leadership opportunities will be embedded into the course.
  • 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 on the application page. 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: admissions@scg.ac.uk

Ebony Angell

Ebony Angell

Level 3 Adventurous Activities
Previous Institution: 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.

Nathan Gregson

Nathan Gregson

Level 3 Football & Education Extended Diploma in Sport
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I loved all the practical fitness in the first year of the course and it is so interesting to learn about anatomy and physiology. The tutors and facilities are great with good, professional coaching.

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