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Sport and Exercise Sciences BTEC Level 3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

This Level 3 programme is designed for those who have a passion for sport, in particular the scientific principles of the subject. On this course you will look at a range of different disciplines within the field of sport. Units you will study will include:

  • Nutrition for Sports Performance;
  • Psychology for Sport & Exercise;
  • Anatomy & Physiology;
  • Research Methods;
  • Research Project for Sport and Exercise;
  • Practical Sport Fitness Testing & Training.

You will start off on a one year programme studying 90 credits (equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels). Upon successful completion of year one you will then have the opportunity to progress onto the second year, completing a further 90 credits to achieve a full Extended Diploma (3 A-level equivalent).

This qualification will form part of a study programme which will include exclusive access to our Sports Academy and Enrichment programme, Maths & English, Tutorial support, Work Experience, and development of employability and study skills.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's grade A*-C (including Maths and English. GCSEs in Science and PE are also desirable) Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit/Distinction grade (or equivalent) + GCSE English & Maths at Grade C. Some applicants may be asked to sit a literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment and must achieve a minimum of L1. All applicants must successfully pass an academic interview.


During this course you will build a portfolio of evidence which will include a variety of assessment evidence including witness testimonies, practical observations, written/oral questions, essays, reports, projects and presentations.

Future opportunities

Learners who complete the Extended Diploma often go on to University to pursue careers in a range of fields including (but not limited to):

  • Sports Therapy;
  • Sport and Performance Analysis;
  • Biomechanics;
  • Sports Science;
  • Teaching;
  • Sports Coaching;
  • Sports Business.

Further information

You will be required to attend college for approximately 13 hours per week, Monday-Friday. In addition you will be expected to carry out a minimum of 3-6 hours independent study per week to complete coursework, assignments, projects and self-directed study.

You will learn in dedicated classrooms and in high quality facilities including a full sized Sports Hall, Exercise Studio and Sports Science Laboratory with state of the art equipment. Some lessons may also occur in the large on-site health and fitness club, which students also have access to free of charge, or at off-site facilities. You will also learn through a range of relevant trips, visits and guest lectures.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017