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Sport & Outdoor Activities

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Mode of study Vocational Full Time
Duration 2 Years
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 2 September 2019
Course code FLR3SPE (1921)
  • Who is it for?

    Sports Science and the study of sport performance have increased in popularity and prominence over the last few years.

    This course is for you if you are keen on the practical, theoretical and scientific application of Sport. You will probably want to continue your studies and research into this fascinating subject area at one of the many excellent universities specialising in sport performance, or perhaps move on to instructing or the Leisure Industry.

  • Entry Requirements

    You need to have at least 5 GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C (4), but preferably A or B (5-9) in appropriate subjects which should include Maths, English, PE and Science.

  • What does the course involve

    You will achieve 180 credits (3 A Level equivalent, Maximum of 420 UCAS points) during the two years of the course. Although the course is vocational in nature, knowledge and understanding and the application of work-related skills are continually assessed through a variety of internal assessment methods. The course will require a significant amount of reading, research and individual learning. The course covers all aspects of sport and fitness including anatomy & physiology, sports injuries, principles of fitness and practical sports coaching.

    The following are some of the units that have been provisionally selected -
    Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

    Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being

    Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry

    Unit 4: Sports Leadership

    Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing

    Unit 6: Sports Psychology

    Unit 7: Practical Sport Performance

    Unit 8: Coaching for Performance

    Unit 9: Research Methods in Sport

    Unit 17: Sports Injury Management

    Unit 18: Work Experience in Active Leisure

    Unit 19: Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity

    Unit 26: Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport

    Unit 27: The Athlete’s Lifestyle

    Unit 28: Sports Performance Analysis

    There is a requirement to continue with Maths and English if a grade C or above is not achieved at entry.

    A Levels are available to run alongside some of the Diploma offers, these are assessed on an individual basis but please check at your Group interview. Options should appear when you apply for this course online.

  • How much does it cost

    You must be prepared to supply all of your sports clothing and equipment. A Kit list will be provided prior to starting the course. A contribution towards educational visits may also be requested. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, you should approach Student Services for assistance.

  • Additional Notes

    These courses require you to respond to the very challenging physical and mental demands of a stimulating and rewarding area of work. You should be prepared to be flexible, adaptable and capable of managing your time productively and effectively throughout the course. You will be expected to attend all sessions punctually, participate fully in all activities and complete on time, all elements of the programme.

  • 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:

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.

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.

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Career Options

  • Sports coaches, instructors and officials

    Up to £17,000

  • Sports and leisure assistants

    Up to £22,000


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