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Sport Performance and Excellence Level 3 Extended Diploma at Bath College

Course description

Places on the Football Academy are for players of a high standard who have been identified as having the potential to build a career in professional sport. This course focuses on the preparation of elite sportsmen and women.

Course content

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence is a two year programme, designed to prepare you for higher education or for employment in the sport and fitness industry. This course combines the written and practical elements of the subject area and is equivalent to three A-Levels. You will be given the opportunity to learn about sport in a practical and applied environment.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs grade A-C, including maths and English.


You will be allocated a College Tutor who will work with you throughout your time at the College to help you balance your academic and your football priorities. Your tutor will also help you set targets to achieve the grades you require for university, if you choose to study further, and will also help with things like work experience and looking for employment after College. You will be taught by a team of highly professional and experienced teachers, most of whom specialise in coaching. You will be taught a range of different units depending on the programme, some theory based in our classrooms at the College site in the centre of the City, and some practical sessions based up at the University of Bath Sports Training Village and at Bath Sports Centre.

Financial information

You will be required to purchase your training kit, to include shorts or tracksuit bottoms, 2 x training tops and a Hoodie. You can also purchase additional items in the online shop such as kit bags, water bottles and additional clothing should you so choose.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 February 2016

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