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Sport & Exercise Science BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Brooklands College

Course description

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science will give learners a solid foundation in the Sport and Active Leisure sector, whilst also developing the essential skills required for employment, career progression, or progression to further qualifications and training.

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.  The course is a combination of theory and practical units.

Course content

During the course you will cover 6 units:

3 Core units:
•  Anatomy for Exercise and Sport
•  Sport and Exercise Physiology
•  Sport and Exercise Psychology

3 units from a range of areas including:

•  Work-Based Experience in Sport
•  Practical Team Sports
•  Exercise Health and Lifestyle
•  Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
•  Sports Coaching

Entry requirements

You need 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above (including Science).


Modules are assessed individually through coursework and assignments set, these are 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, 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

This qualification will provide initial points that contribute to the entry to a related Degree or Higher National Diploma. Students have progressed to degrees in areas such as Sports Science, Physical Education Teacher Training, and Sports Rehabilitation. It is also good preparation for anyone who wants to move straight into the Sports, Leisure or Health & Fitness industries.

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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