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Sport - Development, Coaching & Fitness BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Brooklands College

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is designed to develop the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills essential within the sports industry. 

The aim of the course is to develop an understanding of the human body and how it is affected by physical activity, the health and safety factors involved in sports participation, the key principles involved in the coaching process, the fitness requirements and training methods needed for different sports as well as how to create fitness training programmes.

Throughout the course additional activities and courses may be undertaken. You will also benefit from a period of 2 weeks work experience.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in sport and who wants to gain a Sport related qualification to aid their progression to employment or further study in a related subject.  Possible careers or further study could include the following areas but is not limited to: Health & Fitness Industry, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Development, Coaching and the Outdoor Activity Industry. Students must be willing and able to participate in physical activity, as this is a requirement to achieve certain components of the course.  The course is a combination of theory and practical units.

Course content

During the course you will study 6 units from a range of areas, example units are shown below:

3 Core units:
•  Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
•  The Physiology of Fitness
•  Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Other subjects
•  Work Experience in Sport
•  Assessing Risk in Sport
•  Sports Coaching
•  Practical Team Sports

Entry requirements

4 GCSE passes at grade C or above.


Modules are assessed individually through coursework and assignments that are set and marked by both internal and external moderators. 

Financial information

There is an initial voluntary contribution to be paid at the start of the course for materials and equipment.  You would also be expected to make a voluntary contribution if you wanted to take part in any opportunities that arose throughout the course such as trips and additional qualifications, (e.g. coaching badges). More details on costs will be provided during the application stages.

Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

Future opportunities

It is good preparation for anyone who is looking to gain employment in the Sports, Leisure or Health & Fitness industries.  Alternatively, on successful completion of the programme (including functional skill/GCSE) students will be considered for progression to the Level 3 Diploma in Sport.  This will depend upon their grade and overall performance throughout the year (attendance, attitude etc.).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brooklands College directly.

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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