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Sports Development Coaching and Fitness - Extended Diploma Level 3 at Easton & Otley College

Course description

The course aims to develop the knowledge and skills which will help students either to gain employment in the industry or progress into Higher Education. 

Modules on the course allow students to explore a wide range of areas in the industry including fitness, nutrition, psychology, and sports analysis.

A range of additional professional qualifications are embedded within the Programme. These include coaching awards and the CYQ Fitness Instructors Certificate.

Course content

  •  Practical sport
  • Assessing risk in sport
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Sport nutrition
  • Sport injuries
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Sport coaching
  • Psychology for sport performance
  • Sports development
  • The physiology of fitness
  • Current issues in sport
  • Analysis of sport performance
  • Talent identification and development in sport

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at Grades A-C (English Language at Grade C)
  • or First Diploma (normally Merit overall)
  • or National Award or BTEC First Certificate (Merit overall) plus 2 GCSEs Grades A-C
  • or other Level 2 qualifications.


Assessment is by written assignments, presentations and practical tasks.

Future opportunities

  • Foundation degree in Sports Coaching at Easton Campus
  • Other Higher Education courses
  • Employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easton & Otley College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016

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    • The many excellent facilities at Easton & Otley College give you a once-in-lifetime opportunity to further your ambitions and help you get the very most from your time with us.

      Located seven miles west of Norwich, the campus is right next to the Royal Norfolk Showground and a mere stone’s throw from Longwater Business Park. Set in over 200 hectares of idyllic farmland and countryside, Easton is a picturesque part of the world to continue your education and enhance your prospects for the future.