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Basketball Studies - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Myerscough College

Course description

The new Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification (formerly National Diploma) is a popular option for school leavers, young adults and successful Level 2 Diploma students. This two-year 18-unit course is equivalent to three A Levels and is designed for students who wish to develop a comprehensive overview of the sports industry, encompassing the practical techniques and technical skills associated with basketball and sports coaching.

The units studied have a strong academic focus – requiring dedication and hard work – whilst still delivering a range of important practical skills. Students enjoy the wide variety of subjects that are covered.

Course content

The course incorporates all 12 units from the two-year Level 3 Diploma (listed seperately), with students on the Extended Diploma taking an extra 3 units each year, making 18 in total.(Students enrol initially on a one-year ‘90-Credit Diploma’ qualification (9 units) and then, subject to successful completion, progress to the next 9 units – achieving the Extended Diploma at the end of their 2nd year.) Additional units cover the current issues associated with sport, sport as a business, sports injuries (prevention, treatment and rehabilitation), talent identification and development, organising sporting events and coaching children and young people.

The Level 3 Extended Diploma prepares students for a wide range of careers in the sports industry. It is also a perfect foundation for students wishing to progress to Higher Education – offering up to 420 UCAS Tariff points towards entrance on a wide range of degree courses here at Myerscough or at other universities and colleges in the UK or overseas.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English Language (plus any course specific subjects listed on the relevant fact sheet), or an Intermediate Level course (e.g. Level 2 Diploma at Distinction including at least one Functional Skill at Level 2), or equivalent qualifications.

Assessment

A wide range of assessment methods are used during the course, to give all students the opportunity to maximise their success.

Future opportunities

The Level 3 Extended Diploma prepares students for a wide range of careers in the basketball and wider sports industry. It is also a perfect foundation for students wishing to progress to Higher Education – offering up to 168 UCAS Tariff points towards entrance on a wide range of degree courses here at Myerscough or at other universities and colleges.

Further information

Myerscough College'sBasketball Academy has proved hugely succesful since its launch in 2013, with many students rapidly progressing up the development ladder. Basketball is a rapidly growing sport in the UK and gaining in popularity throughout Europe. Myerscough is proud to have been chosen by England Basketball to run an AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) programme in partnership with Manchester Giants.


With excellent academic and sporting links at home and abroad, Myerscough aims to deliver in the class-room as well as on court – to help our student athletes reach their goals.


Students receive high quality coaching every day – from a team and individual perspective – and will have unlimited access to our state of the art strength and conditioning facility. The Academy operates just like a College Development Centre, encompassing academic lessons, coaching sessions, physio/rehabilitation clinics and competitive fixtures. It is supported by qualified tutors and highly experienced coaches.

Download the Course Factsheet:

http://www.myerscough.ac.uk/courses/

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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