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Sport & Exercise Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Queen Mary's College

Course description

The 19 unit BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels. The first year of the course will see students gain a 90 Credit Diploma, where, upon successful completion, they will progress onto the full Extended Diploma in their second year. This course can provide progression routes directly into employment, further training or onto Higher Education. This course offers a more science based approach than the Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness course and will aid students wishing to study Sport Science or a related degree course at University.

This is an intensive vocational course, which prepares students for a future in sport. Students require an interest in the subject and an enthusiasm to learn and get involved. To enhance the students experience we organise a number of guest speakers as well as trips and visits including Portsmouth University fitness labs and St Mary’s University. Students may also opt to study a sports based enrichment course to compliment their qualification such as Higher Sport Leaders Award, Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate or National Pool Lifeguard.

Units studied include: Anatomy for Sport and Exercise; Sport and Exercise Physiology; Sport and Exercise Psychology; Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences; Research Project in Sport and Exercise Sciences; Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise; Sports Biomechanics in Action; Exercise, Health and Lifestyle; Fitness Training and Programming; Analysis of Sports Performance; Sports Nutrition; Current Issues in Sport; Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise; Sports Injuries; Sports Coaching; Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology; Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology; Research Investigation in Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Entry requirements

Course Entry requirements differ widely depending on course choices. Please contact the college for more information on 01256 417500


Continuously assessed through assignment work (written, presentations, practical performances, group work). Each unit graded Pass, Merit or Distinction, the highest grade on the Diploma being D*D*D*.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Mary's College directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016

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