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Sports Development, Coaching & Fitness BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma & Extended Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

You will develop your interpersonal communication skills and learn to understand issues that affect personal sports performance. You will cover topics that link closely to specific employment areas and have the opportunity to work with children in the community. Learn about fitness testing programmes and the nutritional value of diet and performance. There are also opportunities to participate in the Sports Leadership Academy.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • fitness testing and fitness training
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • practical sports (team and individual)
  • nutrition for sports performance

On the course you will:

  • develop communication skills and leadership qualities through organising sports events
  • study theoretical aspects of sports performance
  • plan, implement and evaluate fitness training programmes
  • work productively within a team
  • have the chance to gain a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification
  • experience an exciting course-related residential visit

Entry requirements

Four or more GCSEs (grade A*-C), including a grade 5 in Mathematics or English Language. Students currently studying an intermediate vocational course will need a full Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma with Merit in a related subject and a grade 5 in either English Language or Mathematics.


Assessment is through internally assessed assignments.

Future opportunities

You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form confirming that you have no criminal convictions that prevent you from working with children or vulnerable adults. It will be administered by the college at the start of the course. The cost is £20 (non-refundable).

Further information

As part of the programme, students will have the opportunity to experience a course-related residential as part of their second year studies.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.