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Sport & Outdoor Activities

Sport & Outdoor Activities

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 2 Years
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code FLR3SPE (2123)
  • 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.  This course offers you the opportunity  to continue your studies and research into this fascinating subject area at one of the many excellent universities specialising in sport performance, sports coaching, sports therapy or perhaps move into the leisure industry.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 in appropriate subjects which include Maths, English, PE and Science.

    English or Maths are mandatory to study the Extended Diploma.

    A keen interest in both the theoretical and practical aspects of sport and fitness activities is essential.  100% effort, punctuality and attendance are required.

  • What does the course involve?

    This course focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of general sports application.  Our experienced and knowledgeable teachers will guide you through this two year course and help you to achieve your potential in this fascinating subject.

    Course Content

    There are several units that you will cover in this course including:

    • Careers in Sport and Active Leisure Industry
    • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
    • Developing Coaching Skills
    • Practical Sport Application
    • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
    • Sports Development
    • Applied Coaching Skills
    • Research Project
    • Self Employment in Sport and Physical Activity
    • Technical and Tactical Skills
    • Sports Psychology
    • Sports Injuries

    A consistently high level of mental and physical effort is required, along with full participation in all practical and classroom sessions. This is an endorsed qualification through CIMSPA.

     

  • How is the course assessed?

    Although the course is vocational in nature, knowledge and understanding and the application of work-related skills are continually assessed through a sport studies approach. The course includes significant self-study in the form of differing assignment methods such as written reports, presentations, verbal delivery and applied coaching practice. Learners will be required to undertake a research project as the course has both internally and externally assessed units.

  • 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

    There are many options from the successful completion of this course. You can continue your studies through to Level 5 via our own bespoke HND in Sport. You will need to achieve an average of merit grades to progress.

    There are other several higher education or career opportunities after the successful completion of this course including: personal training, wellness management and nutrition, coaching, leisure management, sports development, teaching, physiotherapy, psychology and gym instructing.

     

  • 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

Emily Cann

Emily Cann

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.

Sally Tonge

Sally Tonge

Level 2 ACTIVE IQ Certificate in Personal Training

The part-time courses at Shrewsbury Colleges Group were perfect for me as they fit in around my career and social life. It was a very different experience coming back into education as an older learner, but the staff and fellow students made me feel welcome. The classes taught me exactly what I needed and I felt encouraged to take on the other fitness courses.

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 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.

Sam Skinner

Sam Skinner

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.

Emily Cann

Emily Cann

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.

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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