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Sport (Coaching & Fitness) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

The course for you if ...

You want to be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for a successful career in fitness, sports coaching or teaching.

Course content

This course will further develop your confidence and ability to deliver sport sessions with opportunities, experiences and qualifications to boost your coaching capabilities.

You will learn all about a range of topics, such as: How to plan and deliver coaching sessions; Writing diet plans for different athletes; Creating psychological training plans; Delivering sports massages; and Preparing and leading fitness training sessions, amongst others. There are visits to universities, a UCAS convention, a range of guest speakers from the sports industry and the opportunity to volunteer at a range of different sporting events across the region.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English Language and Maths; or a Merit in a Sport qualification at Level 2 along with Cs or above in English Language and Maths. An interview with a course tutor and a reference from a personal tutor are also required.


You will be assessed through your coursework, which includes: projects, group presentations and practical work.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto a wide range of university degrees in areas such as: Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Sports Management, Sports Therapy, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition. You also have the option to study a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching or Exercise Health & Fitness at TyneMet, awarded by the University of Sunderland.

Careers include: Teaching or Coaching, Sport Development, Fitness Instruction, Personal Training, Health Promotion Work, Sport/Health/Leisure Centre Management, Strength and Conditioning Coaching, Sport Psychology, Performance Analysis, Refereeing, Talent Project Co-ordination, Football Development Management, Sports Therapy, Disability Sports Development and Health Promotion work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 March 2016

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    • TyneMet’s main site is the Coast Road Campus in Wallsend, easily accessible from the city centre and that coat with excellent transport links and free parking. TyneMet is your vocational specialist, offering you a huge range of courses across career-based subjects to get you off to a great start. There’s so much to explore on campus with a range of retail outlets from a Hair and Beauty Salon, a gym, a restaurant and even a floristry shop!