Accessibility links

Sport Level 3 at Itchen College

Course description

This a course who want a practical approach to sport. It is a triple award, which will make it your main course of study.

This course is for you if... are keen and active in sport. have a range of sports knowledge. are interested in all aspects of sporting performance.

Course content

The first year of this course is made up of nine units:

  • Principals of anatomy in sport
  • Physiology of fitness
  • Assessing risk in sport
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sports coaching
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Practical team sports
  • Sports injuries
  • Fitness Training and programming

These units are tested by a variety of theoretical, practical and internal assignments.

The second year of the course is made up of the following units:

  • Sports development
  • Exercise, health and nutrition
  • Leadership in sport
  • Sports nutrition
  • Practical individual sport
  • Running sports activities
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Rules, regulations and officiating in sport

Entry requirements

Grade 9-4 in English, Science at grade C and two or more GCSEs at 9-4 and A*-C. Merit or above in a related vocational Level 2 qualification will also be accepted.

Additional guidance is available at interview. 


100% coursework

Future opportunities

If you wish to go on to higher education, you may take subjects such as:

  • Sports studies
  • Fitness and personal training
  • Football studies with business
  • Teaching PE
  • Coaching and sport development
  • Event management (sport)

Possible careers include leisure centre roles and coaching roles.

Further information

We have our Academy of Sport which offers specialist coaching and teams in eight different sports. We also offer coaching awards which, combined with academic grades, can secure your place at university or employment in a sport related career.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 August 2016

Key information