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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

This course only is for high achieving sports students and is a follow-on year to the first year Level 3 Sport course, earning additional credits. It is ideal if you are looking to progress to University as it can provide you with the UCAS points required.

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

In addition to the units covered on the National Diploma you will also study the following areas:

  • Analysing sports performance
  • Sport psychology
  • Work experience
  • Coaching children
  • You will also study one Functional Skill, GCSE or an Enterprise qualification.

If you wish to use this course to gain entry to University you will need to follow the 180 credits route and work consistently hard to achieve the top grades.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved the first year (90 credit) Level 3 Sport Diploma with at least Merit grades, have an excellent performance record and 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.


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

Future opportunities

The Extended Diploma (180 credits) is equivalent to three A Levels and can be used to gain direct entry on to a full degree programme at University. This 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 Sports 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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