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Sport BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

This course is suitable for those who would like the opportunity to gain additional industry recognized qualifications in coaching, instructing circuit sessions, gym instructing, personal training or sports massage.

The course combines academic study with practical situations based on sport. Other methods of study include lectures, group work, individual work and practical coaching. 

Course content

You will study principles of sports coaching, training and fitness, fitness testing, sports massage and therapy, nutrition and weight management, practical outdoor activities, health and safety in sport, sport in society, sports development and practical sports study. The opportunity may also be available to gain additional industry recognised qualifications in coaching, instructing circuit sessions, gym instructing, personal training or sports massage. You will also study one Functional Skill, GCSE or Enterprise in each year.

Entry requirements

• You will need to have a minimum of five GCSEs at grades A* - C, or a Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit or Distinction or appropriate work experience or interest
• All applicants will need to have a successful interview

English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills.

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.

Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Assessment

Continual assessment throughout the course/ written assignments/ online tests/ practical assessments are undertaken.

Future opportunities

The National Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels and can be used to join a Foundation Course at University, which could lead to a career as a PE teacher, physiotherapist, Sports Development Officer etc.

Alternatively, you can progress into a career in the leisure industry eg:
• Outdoor activity centres
• Community sport centres
• Health and fitness clubs
• Public Services such as the Fire Service and the Police

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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