Sport and Exercise Sciences - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at East Durham College
In year one, students will study for the 90 Credit Diploma. If they achieve a minimum of a merit grade in all units, they may progress to the Extended Diploma in year two. A BTEC Level 3 is a mixture of practical and theory work. During this you will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you will need to start a career. The course is the equivalent of up to three A Levels on completion of the Extended Diploma. The course is split between theory and practical and includes an element of work experience of up to 72 hours, which will involve working within the sports industry. Maths and English will be incorporated into the course, depending upon entry qualifications.
The course is comprised of practical and academic elements. Subjects such as sports nutrition, sports psychology, anatomy and physiology, sports injuries and research methods will be the theoretical aspect and Practical Team/Individual will be practical based.
Applicants require five GSCEs at A* to C grades, plus Maths, English and Science at a minimum of grade C.
You will be assessed throughout the course in a number of different ways. These will be written assignments, presentations, production of videos and practical observations.
If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.
Degree or Foundation Degree in Sports and Exercise Science. Job within the sports industry e.g. Sports Research, P. E Teacher and Physiotherapy. Depending on qualifications gained after the course, jobs such as PE teacher, Sports Development Officer, Sports Scientist, Nutritionist etc.
The Extended Diploma is a two year full time course. In the first year will complete the 90 Credit Diploma and then complete the extra units within the second year to gain the Extended Diploma.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.