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Sport (Development, Coaching, Fitness and Sports Therapy) Level 3 Extended Diploma at Newbury College

Course description

The Extended Level 3 Sports Diploma is a continuation from the Subsidiary Diploma. This course is structured into modular units and is equal to 3 A Levels. Building on your success on the Subsidiary Diploma you will complete a wide range of units for the complete qualification. Units covered will allow learners to look at careers in Coaching and Development, Sports Injuries and Therapy or in Outdoor Adventure.



If you are a student who has a keen interest in sport and would like to have an involvement in the health, fitness industry or progress to a related course in higher education then this is the course for you.

In this year they will complete the final nine units leading to Extended Diploma. A broad range of subjects will be covered, including but not restricted to, Principles of Anatomy & Physiology The Physiology of Fitness Assessing Risk in Sport Fitness Training & Programming Sports Coaching Sports Development Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise Practical Individual Sports Outdoor & Adventurous Activities Current Issues in Sport Psychology of Sport Performance Sport Injuries Organising Sports Events

You will also complete a skills project which will build your confidence and your employability skills as well as covering subjects such as equality and safeguarding which are designed to broaden your knowledge of these subjects and help with your employment potential.

Entry requirements

Students will need to have five GCSE passes at grade C or above, preferably including Maths and English. Alternatively, students will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at a merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 2. All students must have achieved, or show the ability to achieve, Maths and English toGCSE grade C or equivalent. Where a student has not yet fulfilled this requirement, a functional skills qualification is a mandatory part of this course.


The course is continually assessed by assignments which will include reports, projects, presentations, practical work and oral work. Students will be assessed by a combination of assignments, practical work, projects and tests set by the Course Team. Students will produce a portfolio of work which is assessed against the grading criteria for the units. Assignments set will have an agreed hand in date that will need to be met in order to meet the awarding body guidelines. Some units will also need you to complete externally set and marked assessment material in addition to your portfolio work.

Future opportunities

Successful learners will have the opportunity to progress on to HND, Foundation Degree or University Degree courses or employment. Employment opportunities will vary depending on your chosen avenue but could include working in a gym, sports centre, outdoor adventure centre or self employed as a coach or in injury management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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