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Sport (Performance & Excellence) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

The course for you if ...

You are keen to learn the values associated with sport, from role models to the impact on society.

Course content

The course covers a wide variety of concepts in sport to provide knowledge that is directly related to the changing needs of employers in specific areas of the sport science industry.

During this course you will gain a solid grounding in how to achieve excellence in performance. You will also examine the role of the professional sportsperson as well as key concepts within sports coaching; including nutrition and sports psychology.

There are visits to universities, a UCAS convention, a range of guest speakers from the sports industry and the opportunity to volunteer at a range of different sporting events across the region.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English Language and Maths; or a Merit in a Sport qualification at Level 2 along with Cs or above in English Language and Maths. An interview with a course tutor and a reference from a personal tutor are also required.


You will be assessed through your coursework, which includes: projects, group presentations and practical work.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto a wide range of university degrees in areas, such as: Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Sports Management, Sports Therapy, Strength and Conditioning,
Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition. You also have the option to study a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching or Exercise Health & Fitness at TyneMet, awarded by the University of Sunderland.

Careers include: Teaching or Coaching, Sport Development, Fitness Instruction, Personal Training, Health Promotion Work, Sport/Health/Leisure Centre Management, Strength and Conditioning Coaching, Sport Psychology, Performance Analysis, Refereeing, Talent Project Co-ordination, Sports Therapy, Football Development Management, Disability Sports Development and Health Promotion Work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 March 2016

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