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Sports Studies - Introductory Diploma (Single) VTCT at The Marsh Academy

Course description

VTCT’s diplomas in sport studies are applied general qualifications that
provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress
to higher education in a range of sports disciplines. The equivalent in size to
three A levels, this qualification has been designed to offer a full two-year
programme of study.
The structure of this qualifications provides an opportunity for learners to
select the optional units of most interest, which best support their chosen
career path whether this be sports studies, sports science, sports development,
sports therapy, sports management, outdoor education, leisure management,
exercise and health science or sports coaching.

Course content

The VTCT Level 3 introductory diploma is one of 4 VTCT applied general
Sports Studies qualifications at Level 3. Learners might choose the VTCT Level
3 introductory diploma in Sport Studies if they are looking to undertake a
smaller programme of study with equivalence to one A Level. This would
consist of 4 mandatory units (anatomy and physiology, physiology for fitness,
sport in society and coaching in sport), plus 3 other units from a choice of 18

Entry requirements

Minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE English.


Mandatory units to be achieved: 4
Optional units to be achieved: 2 (minimum)
Total units to be achieved: 6 (minimum)

Future opportunities

This qualification has been developed to support progression to Higher
Education to study a sports degree or other related degree programme,
• Sports studies;
• Sport and exercise science;
• Rehabilitation in sport and exercise;
• Sports therapy;
• Health and fitness;
• Outdoor education;
• Sports management;
• Sports development;
• Sports coaching;
• Leisure management;
• Exercise and health studies/science.

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: 20 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September