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Cricket Studies - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Myerscough College

Course description

The new Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification (formerly National Diploma) is a popular option for school leavers, young adults and successful Level 2 Diploma students. This two-year 18-unit course is equivalent to three A Levels and is designed for students who wish to develop a comprehensive overview of the sports industry, encompassing the practical techniques, technical skills and competitive fixtures associated with cricket.

The units studied have a strong academic focus – requiring dedication and hard work – whilst still delivering a range of important practical skills. Students enjoy the wide variety of subjects that are covered.

Course content

The course incorporates all 12 units from the two-year Level 3 Diploma (listed seperately), with students on the Extended Diploma studying an extra 3 units each year, making 18 in total. (Students enrol initially on a one-year ‘90-Credit Diploma’
qualification (9 units) and then, subject to successful completion, progress to the next 9 units – achieving the Extended Diploma at the end of their 2nd year.) Additional units cover the current issues associated with sport, sport as a business, sports injuries (prevention, treatment and rehabilitation), talent identification and development, organising sporting events and coaching children and young people.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English Language (plus any course specific subjects listed on the relevant fact sheet), or an Intermediate Level course (e.g. Level 2 Diploma at Distinction including at least one Functional Skill at Level 2), or equivalent qualifications.


A wide range of assessment methods are used during the course, to give all students the opportunity to maximise their success.

Future opportunities

The Level 3 Extended Diploma prepares students for a wide range of careers in the rugby and wider sports industry. It is also a perfect foundation for students wishing to progress to Higher Education – offering up to 420 UCAS Tariff points towards entrance on a wide range of degree courses here at Myerscough or at other universities and colleges.

Potential careers include leisure and recreation, sports development, cricket and sport coaching, sport retail and fitness instruction.

Further information

English cricket has never been more popular and is now attracting huge crowds who know they are going to be thrilled by cavalier batting, top-class bowling and athletic fielding.

Myerscough College has teamed up with Lancashire County Cricket Club and Lancashire Cricket Board to offer a fantastic opportunity to students wishing to pursue a career within the cricket and sports industry.

The Myerscough College Cricket Academy combines academic sporting qualifications with practical skills development, coaching and competitive fixtures.

By studying cricket at Myerscough College you are giving yourself an excellent opportunity to secure a dream job in the sport. Our dedicated teaching staff provide cricketers of all abilities, including beginners, with an excellent cricketing education, giving them the chance to fulfil their playing ambitions while also learning about the rules and technicalities of the game. There are also many exciting job prospects in cricket coaching thanks in part to the renewed interest in the sport at youth level. This means that the need for trained coaches is at a premium.

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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: 07 December 2016
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