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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) at Loughborough College

Course description

This is a vocational course which explores different areas of employment in the sports sector. It offers a solid foundation in the various aspects of sport, enabling you to develop the skills necessary for gaining employment in the sports sector or progressing into Higher Education.

Course content

The course consists of 19 units which explore a variety of different areas, including:

  • anatomy and physiology and physiology of fitness
  • sports coaching and assessing risks
  • practical sport and technical and tactical skills
  • analysing sports performance
  • fitness testing and designing training programmes
  • injuries in sport and sports massage
  • sports psychology
  • sports nutrition
  • sports business
  • sports development and current issues in sport

The course is delivered in a vocational manner, with assessments ranging from written reports, portfolios, and posters to verbal assessments, presentations, and practical observations.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English and Maths.
  • For entry onto the second year of the Extended Diploma from the Subsidiary Diploma, a Pass profile and Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths will be required.
  • Mature students will be considered based on their previous qualifications and/or relevant work experience.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, visit us at an Open Day, email or call 01509 618375.

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: 10 October 2017
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