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Level 3 Diploma Sport and Physical Activity Development at Leeds West Academy

Course description

This course is ideal for young people who have a passion for Sport and Physical Activity. Over two years, the course produces young people who will be ready for higher education or employment. The course covers various aspects of sport, including Biology in Sport, Coaching, Physiotherapy, Teaching and Fitness Testing. Exciting opportunities include: primary school visits to improve leadership and coaching skills; visits to Leeds Beckett University to utilise fitness testing equipment used by elite Olympic performers; organising and leading Year 7 residentials and a week-long sport related work experience placement. BTEC sport students benefit from having strong links with Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Cricket Club. The majority of the course is theory based but there are opportunities for practical activity.

This is a double qualification and takes the place of two options in the timetable.

Entry requirements

Whilst students do not need to have previously studied sport academically, a level 2 qualifi cation in sport would be benefi cial (GCSE PE at 4 or above or BTEC sport at a Merit or above). An interest in sport development, fitness and coaching is required. Students are also required to achieve a Grade 4 in English/Science GCSE.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 November 2017
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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    • Our fabulous new academy building opened in September 2011. At a cost of £30m it is the flagship school building in Leeds and a fantastic resource for not only LWA but the local community. Boasting innovative features throughout all subject areas, the building is an endorsement of our commitment to excellence for all our students.

      Ofsted judged us to be a ''good school with outstanding leadership and management''.

      At LWA we hold very simple values: that learning is our focus and our core business; that relationships should always be positive and based on mutual respect; and that standards in teaching, learning and behaviour should always be high. This means we have high expectations of everyone within our community.

      We have a first-class building and amazing facilities as well as great opportunities to offer our young people. It is packed full of innovative and engaging activities designed to promote active learning. Wherever possible we want our students to learn in the most relevant environment which is why trips are so important to us.


      We have extensive partnerships both within Leeds through the universities and colleges locally and beyond in our links with Russell Group universities.