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Level 3 Sport BTEC Extended Diploma at Calderdale College

Course description

This is the second year of a two year programme. This course is suitable for learners who are interested in a career in the sports, health and fitness industry. The course is designed to give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills and knowledge to prepare you for employment or Higher Education.

You can study an extra AS Level alongside this course, please click on the link below to find out more information:

Course content

In the second year, a further nine units will be examined to achieve the Level 3 Sport Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels). Progression onto the second year of study is dependant upon successful completion of the Level 3 Sport 90 Credit Diploma. Progression is also dependant upon satisfactory attendance, punctuality and adherence to deadlines.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to participate in a number of trips and visits, some of which will involve overnight stays. Some trips and visits will be an integral part of your course and could form part of your final assessment, therefore attendance is compulsory. Trips and visits that have been arranged in the past include:

  • Wimbledon 2012
  • Wembley England International
  • International Sports Competitions
  • The National Football Museum
  • Old Trafford
  • English Institute of Sport (Sheffield)
  • Sport City (Manchester Velodrome)
  • Snow Zone
  • The Lake District Residential

You can study an extra AS Level alongside this course, please click on the link below to find out more information:

On completion of your study opportunities onto higher education courses including: Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Sport and Exercise Science, Teaching, Sports Management, Sports Business, Sports Therapy, Sports Nutrition and Sports Psychology.

Entry requirements

A*- C, including English, Maths and Science. It would also be beneficial to have a relevant level 2 qualification in Sport e.g. GCSE Physical Education or BTEC Level 2 Sport at grade Merit. Candidates will require a satisfactory reference from their school or current tutor.


You will be assessed using a variety of methods such as written assignments, presentations, podcasts, research projects, video analysis and practical observations. Continual assessment takes place throughout this course and therefore the importance of time management is greatly emphasised.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived. Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

If successful you may progress to degree subjects at university such as Sports Therapy, Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Physical Education and Support Studies. Possible careers include: Sports Psychologist, Health and Fitness Advisors, Sports Development

Further information

This course also gives you the opportunity to be a part of one of the colleges Development Centre Teams – Men’s Football, Women’s Football, Netball and Rugby 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 February 2015
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