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Sport Btec Level 3 90-Credit Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an elite athlete? Have you ever questioned how athletes mentally and physically prepare for competition? This programme of study will enable you to learn about and apply theoretical and practical techniques to a range of sporting performers. This level 3 programme is an applied academic course. The assessments include completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. 

Course content

The course will be a mix of theory and practical studying. We try to teach the topics in the most practical way we can, but there will be times for theory to underpin the knowledge for practical situations. Year 1 of the course is made up of 10 units - 4 compulsory and 6 specialised. The specialist units enable you to study particular areas in-depth. The four core units are chosen from: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, The Physiology of Fitness, Assessing Risk in Sport, Fitness Testing, Exercise Health & Lifestyle. There are three specialised subjects from: Fitness Training, Sports Psychology, Sports Development, Nutrition, Outdoor Adventure. At the end of the 1st year you will have a choice of pathways to select from: Teaching & Coaching, Fitness and Industry & Adventure Sport If you are aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme consisting of your main qualification, English and maths, enterprise and enrichment. 

The course will be theory bases sessions delivered in the classroom and practical sports sessions. There is also a compulsory 2 week work experience module in the 2nd year. 

Entry requirements

You will need to have at lease one of the following: * BTEC Diploma in a related subject graded a minimum of a Merit * Five GCSEs at grades A* - C including English Language and Maths. 


All units are assessed via coursework and an overall grade for the qualification awarded (Pass, Merit, Distinction criteria).

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

This course can lead into Higher Education and Sports Vocations. It will provide you with the knowledge to work within any aspect of the sports industry. You could go on to study Fitness Instruction, Coaching, PE Teaching and more. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 April 2016
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    • Chichester is our main campus; right in the heart of the city, with lovely views of the Cathedral, across beautiful areas of parkland. Although relatively small, Chichester still has all the entertainment facilities you’d expect from much larger cities, such as cinemas, a leisure/sports centre, swimming pool, golf courses, a bowling alley, sports clubs, galle