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Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC Level 3 Diploma at East Surrey College

Course description

The course is a nationally recognised qualification with the same UCAS point equivalency to studying 1.5 A-levels and has been developed to meet the expanding employment opportunities within the industry. Sport and Leisure is one of the UK’s fastest growing industries and it is becoming increasingly possible for enthusiastic, reliable, well qualified young people to make a career in sport.

Course content

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, The Physiology of Fitness, Assessing Risk in Sport, Fitness Training and Programming, Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise, Practical Team Sports, Current Issues in Sport, Psychology for Sports Performance.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs grades A*-C, including both English and Maths


BTEC is a continual assessment programme that allows learners to constantly improve and develop their portfolio. Assessment comes in a range of forms including reports, practical assessment and observation, online assessments and presentations.

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31/08/2016, tuition is free. If you are 19 or over please consult Client Services for advice and guidance on funding and eligibility.
Please be aware that there may be additional costs for equipment and educational visits. This information will be available from the curriculum staff at interview

Future opportunities

Passing the course will allow you to move on to the Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or another Level 3 course within the College. It can also lead to a range of industry-related jobs including, but not limited to, fitness instruction, coaching and event management.

Further information

Equipment needed:
You will be supplied with uniform (which will be paid for out of your course fees) consisting of two polo shirts. You will need pens and paper and relevant stationary to complete basic classroom tasks.
If you have any outstanding queries please contact our Client Services team on 01737 788444.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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