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Sport - Development, Coaching and Fitness - Extended Diploma Level 3 (SPT1) at Barnsley College

Course description

This course is ideal if you would like to pursue a career in the Sport and Leisure industry including Sport Development Officer, Sport Performer and Coaching, PE Teaching or Working in the Health, Fitness and Exercise Industry. This course covers the organisation and administration of sport, together with the planning of sports activities. You will study practical skills and increase your theoretical knowledge in relation to planning, conducting and evaluating coaching sessions.

Course content

There will also be opportunities for you to gain additional qualifications including coaching and fitness and instructing awards.

Course themes:

• Physical Education and The Care of Children and Young People

• Organising Sports Events

• Fitness Training and Programming

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade A* to C plus English grade 4 or above OR Level 2 Diploma in Sport with a merit/distinction profile.

Assessment

Assessment will occur continually throughout the programme. You will have unit assignments to complete and will be assessed on your practical ability. You will also have time-constrained assignments, as well as oral presentations.

Each individual unit and the full award are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Financial information

Financial support – If you are aged between 16 -18 and your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund.* Money is available for travel (up to £700), food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back. You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at our Old Mill Lane campus.

Guaranteed bursaries - If you are aged between 16 and 18 and in receipt of a benefit in your own right, in care or leaving care, or have significant caring responsibilities you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*

Financial support – If you are aged 19 or over and your total annual household income is less than £25,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund.* Money is available for travel (up to £700), food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back. You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at our Old Mill Lane campus.

Earn to Learn - If you are in full time education you could get involved with our Earn to Learn scheme. This provides excellent work experience opportunities within College with departments including Marketing, Administration and Catering, and you will be rewarded an equivalent of £5 per hour (£25 per week maximum) through a range of cash payments, high street vouchers and cashless credits which can help with the cost of travel, trips and equipment.

FREE bus services! - We realise that getting to and from College might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded three FREE return bus services for our students.

They serve the following areas:

• Shelley

• Stocksbridge via Penistone

• Rotherham - Ecclesfield - Chapeltown - High Green

These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route will get students into College in a morning before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times.

For more information on financial support, bursaries or bus routes, please contact Student Services on Tel: 01226 216 267 or Email: studentsupport@barnsley.ac.uk

*Terms and conditions and apply

Future opportunities

This qualification is designed to enable candidates to progress into Higher Education. Alternatively, you may wish to enter employment within the sports industry.

Further information

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Information Unit

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in: Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123

Email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 August 2017
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