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Extended Diploma in Sport (Coaching, Development & Fitness) Level 3 at West Kent College

Course description

Suited to students who would like to gain a qualification whilst continuing to develop their performance levels, this course provides you with the theory-based principles that relate to practical activities. You will gain an understanding of sports coaching, fitness training, be able to analyse sports performance and learn how to organise professional sporting events.

You will study:

• Anatomy and physiology
• Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being
• Professional development in the sports Industry
• Sports leadership
• Practical sports performance
• Coaching for performance
• Research methods in sport
• Development and provision of sport physical activity
• Investigating business in sport and the active leisure industry
• Skill acquisition in sport
• Application of fitness testing
• Sports psychology
• Principles and practices for outdoor and adventurous activities
• Sports performance analysis

Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-4, including English and maths.

Assessment

Students will be assessed throughout the course using assignments, tests, externally marked exams and practical observations.

Future opportunities

Successful students can progress into higher education or into employment.

Further information

Students may have the opportunity to undertake additional short qualifications as part of their course. These are designed to support future careers.

This course is linked to our Sports Teams and represents an exciting opportunity for aspiring sports professionals. Working with respected organisations, our Sports Teams offer competitive fixtures, professional coaching and the opportunity to develop your skills further.

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: 01 November 2017
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    • West Kent College in Tonbridge offers you a wide choice of courses for a fantastic learning experience. Choose from A-Levels, work-related options such as beauty therapy, construction or motor vehicle, Apprenticeships giving you the chance to earn while you learn, all the way up to university-level programmes in a range of subjects.

      The College gives you the freedom to learn in your own way, in an environment that offers first-class facilities and lecturers with industry experience. We will help you find the right course and, often, when your course is completed, help you to find work in the career you are aspiring to.

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      At the Tonbridge campus, students benefit from new buildings including a fantastic theatre seating over 300, television and radio studios, light and airy design studios, photography studios and darkrooms, music rehearsal rooms and recording studios.

      Students can enjoy the latest technology, such as leading-edge IT facilities, a Learning Resource Centre with over 20,000 resources and new science laboratories.

      There is also a range of facilities open to staff, students and the public, including hairdressing and beauty salons and a restaurant with a view over the Weald.