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Sport Science BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Coulsdon Sixth Form College

Course description

This stimulating and challenging vocational course is for students who intend to study for a degree or follow a career in Sport and Recreation. This course can be taken as an equivalent to one A Level subject, over a 2 year period

What goes well with this course?

We recommend that you combine it with two or three A Level or BTEC subjects, for example, Level 3 courses in Public Services, Information Technology, Media Studies, English, Psychology or Sociology.

Course content

This is a vocational course designed to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the Sport and Exercise Science industry.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have (or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme.

This course is designed for individuals with a genuine interest in sport and good sporting general knowledge, as much of the course will involve linking the theory learnt through sporting examples. Successful students will be highly motivated and able to consistently meet coursework deadlines.

Students will not be directly assessed on their sporting ability. However, there are practical elements of the course that require students to be motivated, enthusiastic and able to regularly participate in practical lessons.  Students should be willing to take part in practical activities and be able to work with others.


Students take four units, consisting of written assignments, presentations and practical assessments.

The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.

Future opportunities

Studying Sport Science at Coulsdon could lead to:

  • A degree in Sports Studies, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Therapy, Sports Management or Sports Coaching and PE teaching
  • Careers within the Fitness Training Industry, Leisure Centres, Sports Development and Coaching are also popular

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coulsdon Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017
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