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Sport Level 3 Double Diploma at Harris Academy South Norwood

Course description

Dependent on the base site and the pathway the student is following they can cover topics from the following components:


Examination Units (see below in assessment section)


Mandatory Units:

Unit 2 Sports coaching and Activity Leadership

Unit 5 Performance analysis in sport and exercise

Unit 8 Organisation of Sports Events

Unit 11 Physical activity for specific groups

Unit 17 Sports Injuries and rehabilitation

Unit 18 Practical Skills in Sports and Physical Activities


Optional Units:

Unit 7 Improving Fitness for Sport and Physical Activity

Unit 13 Health and Fitness testing for Sport and Exercise

Unit 19 Sport and Exercise Psychology

Unit 20 Sport and Exercise Sociology

Entry requirements

Learners should be aged 16 to 18. Learners should have completed a GCSE or equivalent Level 2 qualification in a sport related subject to give them enough background knowledge for the Level 3.


External Examinations

The examinations periods are in January and May. Learners are only allowed to sit each examination twice to secure a pass.

The Diploma pathway comprise of 3 examination units.

The examination Units are:

Unit 1 Body systems and the effects of physical activity

Unit 3 Sports organisation and development

Unit 4 Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure

Unit 9 Sports Research project

Unit 21 Sport as a business


Internally assessed

The majority of the units are assessed internally by the learner’s teacher and are then externally moderated by OCR.

Future opportunities

Learners should take the Diploma as it will give them specialised skills for working in the sport, fitness and leisure sector. Because the Diploma is a larger sized qualification than the Extended Certificate (Level 3 Sport Single), learners will be able to increase the strength and depth of their knowledge, skills and understanding in their chosen pathway, allowing them to access more specialised roles or speed up their progression into more senior roles in the industry such as a Personal Trainer, Duty Leisure Manager or a Multi-Sports Coach.


Pathway - Coaching, leadership and physical education

Units include Performance analysis in sport and exercise, Sports injuries and rehabilitation and Organisation of sports events. The type of job roles this pathway could lead to are Multi-Sports Coach, Activity Leader or Assistant Sports Coach; so the knowledge, understanding and skills learners will need to achieve in this pathway will include how teams are formed and different leadership approaches to suit them, different types of practice methods that can be used within sport to improve performance and how to safely set up and run individual coaching activities or larger-scale sporting events. Other skills which will be developed include planning and organisation, communication and adaptability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy South Norwood directly.

Last updated date: 07 April 2017
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