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Sport: Development, Coaching and Fitness Level 3 Extended Diploma at Berkshire College of Agriculture

Course description

BCA has excellent facilities:

  • The Sports department was graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2015
  • Excellent modern classrooms fully equipped with interactive IT support
  • Sports pitches maintained by full-time ground staff – 3 full size and 1 junior football pitch, plus 1 full size rugby pitch
  • Opened in May 2014, we have a brand new state-of-the-art sports hall, incorporating 4 badminton courts, a full size basketball court, and cricket nets. The Sports department also has a fully equipped Fitness Suite and second strength and conditioning gym

Course content

The aim of this two year programme is to develop your knowledge, skills and experience of Sport and is perfect for students who wish to progress into a career in the sports coaching or fitness industry. The course focuses heavily on the development of sport (from participation level to elite performance), applied coaching principles and the fitness demands required for sports performance. This course enables you to enhance and develop your skills in communication, problem solving, information technology and planning; all essential to be successful in working within the world of sport and fitness.

This course is ideal for students whose aim it is to be employed as a coach at “grass roots” level, sports development officer or work in a sport and fitness training environment. Students will also have the opportunity to gain further qualifications in leadership, coaching and fitness instructing.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs A*-C including English language, maths and ideally either science or PE.

Future opportunities

The course is the equivalent to 3 A-Levels preparing the students to progress on to Higher Education studying Sport and Coaching at University or on a Foundation Degree at BCA. In addition this course is perfect preparation for students wishing to go into a career in sport or the fitness industry.

*There are options for learners to study a 1 year 60 credit subsidiary diploma or 90 credit diploma qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Berkshire College of Agriculture directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2016

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