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Sport BTEC Level 3 at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

This is a two year full time course geared towards a career in the fast growing sports industry.

Course content

The course is practical and is based on work related assignments. During the course you will study: • Anatomy and Physiology • Physiology • Assessing Risk • Fitness Testing • Practical Team Sports • Leadership in Sport • Work Experience in Sport • Sports Development • Fitness Training and Programming • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle • Sports Coaching • Current Issues in Sport • Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People • Practical Individual Sport • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport • Organising Sports Events • Sports facilities and Operational Management• Instructing Physical Activity • Analysis of Sport Performance A key feature of this course is appropriate work experience in the leisure industry.

All students aged 16 -19 are required to study functional English and maths qualifications or GCSE Maths, English if not already awarded an A*-C in these subjects. Students aged 19+ are strongly encouraged to take relevant maths and English qualifications to support progression into further or higher education, training or employment. 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and maths OR a Level 2 related qualification. Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.


This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including course work, assignments and practical observations.

Financial information

£95.00 for a starter pack, equipment, transport for visits, Great Tower residential and sports t-shirt. 

Future opportunities

The course can lead onto a career in the fast growing leisure industry in areas such as: • Health Clubs • Leisure/Sport Centres • Sports Coaching • Private Sports Clubs • Fitness Centres • University It can also lead onto Higher Education for a teaching qualification or a sports related degree course. 

Further information

You will be expected to undertake regular home study on this course. 

On completion of this course you will receive a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport which is nationally recognised by employers, professional bodies, universities and colleges. 


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 03 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
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