Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR3SPE (2325)|
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.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 of an appropriate subject which includes Maths, English, PE and Science.
Maths and English are preferable for Extended Diploma routes.
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 provides excellent preparation for careers within the sport and fitness industries and can support entry into higher education. It develops the skills and knowledge students will need to thrive in a professional sports and fitness environment, focussing on the practical and theoretical aspects of a 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.
This course focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of a 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.
There are several units that you will cover in this course including:
- 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
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, such as assignments.
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.
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.
Our expert teachers will guide you through the various units we offer within both classroom and sport facility-based environments. Our specialist facilities will aid your development and allow you to explore the many aspects of this fascinating industry.
Progress to higher education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group on the HND in Sports Trips includes a ski trip to Italy, university visits, sports fixtures, live fixtures, pro club visits, access to a full enrichment sports 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 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
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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.
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