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Sport (Performance and Excellence) Level 3 Extended Diploma at Bicton College

Course description

This is a specialist course that provides a detailed learning programme focused upon sports theory and practical based activities, with a strong emphasis on rugby in particular. This course can be utilised to progress onto a Higher Education Degree Course and is well suited for preparation for further study in Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Sports Management. This course is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and students with this qualification have the potential to achieve 120 to 360 UCAS points. At Bicton College we are able to use our fantastic facilities, natural resources and professional partners to ensure that the course delivery is exciting, challenging and relevant to the topics being studied.

Course content

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) is an ideal learning programme for students who wish to pursue a career in the sports and fitness industry. Bicton College has developed professional links with Leisure East Devon (LED) and the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines to place theoretical learning into real work situations.

*All modules are subject to change to suit demand.

The course is delivered in modules which are assessed throughout the two years. The Bicton College programme offers core subjects and specialist units which can include:

  • Fitness training and programming
  • Sports nutrition
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport
  • Sports coaching

A-Level Option
From September 2012 students on this course will be able to study for an A-Level in Human Biology. This is optional but will boost UCAS points for those wishing to study physiotherapy for example, where more science content may be required.

Students will also participate in sports coaching andinstructing plus access NGB qualifications in the following (optional):

  • IRB Rugby Ready Coaching Award
  • RFU Level 1 Coaching Award
  • RFL Level 1 Coaching Award
  • TAG Rugby Coaching Award
  • CYQ Level 2 Gym Instructor Award
  • NPLQ Lifeguarding
  • ASA Swimming Teacher Awards

Functional Skills
You will also work towards nationally recognised functional qualifications in English, Maths and ICT.

Entry requirements

It is essential that your Initial Assessment results show that you are working at Level 2. You will also need to have achieved 5 GCSEs at grades A-C, including English Language, Maths, PE or Science, plus two other GCSEs at that level.

Future opportunities

Students who achieve the required UCAS points can progress onto many Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Sports Management degree courses. At Bicton we are keen to develop employment skills and additional qualifications alongside our academic programme, and would strongly recommend progressing to the HND after a MMP as a minimum. Our students can gain employment in the fitness and coaching industry or perhaps facility management. This course is particularly well suited to those who might want to pursue a career in Physical Education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 February 2016

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