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Sport and Exercise Sciences BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at City of Westminster College

Course description

At level 3 you will be required to become a self-managed learner building on skills you have developed at previous levels either at college or in school. The expectation at level 3 is that you are mature, professional, reflective and motivated. You should be able to seek appropriate support where required and complete work independently.

Outline of skills and knowledge

At level three in addition to the development of skills in team and individual sports, students are given the opportunity to study:

  • Sport as a Business
  • Current issues in Sport
  • Sports Massage Therapies
  • Coaching Skills
  • Biomechanics

Entry requirements

To be a successful applicant to any of our Level 3 programmes in Sport you should have the following qualifications:

  • You will have a minimum 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language.

or

  • A Level 2 qualification at Merit or above with Functional Skills Literacy qualification at Level 2.

For the Sport & Exercise Science programme you will additionally have a GCSE Science qualification at grade C or above.

At interview you will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to this area of work. You will take an Initial Assessment at interview, which you will need to pass at Level 2 to gain access to the course.

All courses are subject to a successful and positive reference from a previous tutor or employer.

Assessment

You will be assessed continually through practical project work, coursework, written assignments and through giving presentations.

Future opportunities

Progression into higher education study on HNC or HND at City of Westminster College

UCAS applications to HE institutions to study HND/HNC, Foundation Degree or BA(Hons)/BSc/B Ed courses or possible career opportunities in a wide range of careers within the Sports and Fitness industries including Sports education, Coaching, Sports Massage Therapies, Fitness Instruction & Personal Training

Apprenticeships programmes within the Sports/Fitness Sector subject to successful applications.

Students who successfully complete their Level 3 qualification as expected and to a set standard will also be eligible to take part in our additional qualification, CYQ Level 2 Fitness Instructors Award. This qualification is an industry standard for working in the fitness industry specifically in Gyms and Leisure Centres. Past students have gained paid employment at this college in the new college gym following their completed course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 February 2016
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