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Sports Diploma Level 3 at Ashlawn School

Course description


2 year course


The BTEC Level 3 National Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sporting sectors, such as sports leadership and work in the fitness and leisure sector. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for employment or further education. The qualification offers an engaging programme of 100% internally assessed coursework for those who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter.



Course Content:


4 Mandatory Units:


Unit 1            Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport

Unit 2           The Physiology of Fitness

Unit 3            Assessing Risk in Sport

Unit 7            Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise


3 Optional Units from:


Leadership in Sport

Current Issues in Sport

Sports Injuries

Sports Nutrition

Psychology for Sports Performance and more….


Assessment: 100% Internally Assessed



Career Opportunities: Higher vocational qualifications e.g. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport; Degree in Sports Studies; Physical Education; Sports Science; Sports Coaching.



Entry Requirements: 5A* - C GCSE’s to include:

  • GCSE Grade C in Science.
  • GCSE Grade C in P.E. is strongly recommended.
  • Playing at least one sport on a regular basis at club standard.




How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashlawn School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September