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Sport Level 3 Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

Depending on your previous qualifications, you could opt to study either an Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Sport. For more information on Level 3 Diplomas visit our choosing the right course for you page. You can find out more about each study option using the tabs below.

Do you want to turn your passion for sport into a career? Through blending theory and practice, you’ll learn the science and physiology of fitness; explore training methods and play various sport to enhance your understanding of the rules, regulations and the physical requirements of different activities.

This is an excellent springboard to prepare you for degree level study or work in the sport and active leisure industry.

You will gain:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications

Course content

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • The physiology of fitness
  • Assessing risk in sport
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Sports nutrition
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Technical and tactical skills in sport
  • The athlete’s lifestyle
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports coaching
  • Rules, regulations and officiating in sport
  • Work experience in sport
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • At least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English, Maths and preferably Science or PE, or
  • „Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit or Distinction grade or equivalent Level 2 Diploma
  • A genuine interest in sport is essential

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Degree in a sports related area

Career options

  • Nutritionist
  • Gym instructor
  • Coach
  • Physio’s assistant
  • Teacher
  • Referee
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Personal trainer

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.