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Sport & Exercise Sciences Level 3 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This two year course is designed for those who want to gain a qualification that will enable them to pursue a career in many areas of Sport or onto higher level qualifications. The course has a particular emphasis on Sports Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology and academic research. It is equivalent to three A Levels

Course content

This Level 3 extended Diploma course comprises of 18 units. Of these 18 units, you will complete 9 in the first year and 9 in the second year. The first year units are: Anatomy for Sport and Exercise; Sport and Exercise Physiology; Sport and Exercise Psychology; Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences; Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise; Fitness Training and Programming; Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology; Practical Individual Sports and Sports CoachingSecond year unit

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade C or above which must include Maths, English, Double Science and P.E.


The programme consists of 18 continuously assessed units. In addition there will be opportunities to play for College sports teams. The course also provides the opportunity to develop skills in leadership, teamwork and working with others through residential and other experiences.

Financial information

Suitable, smart and relevant sports kit.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

After successful completion you may go on study at a higher level on the HND in Sport at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College. Alternatively you could take a Degree in the relevant field or you can aim to get employment in the industry.

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: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: S0175
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