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Cricket Studies - BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Myerscough College

Course description

The new Level 3 Diploma qualifications (formerly National Award and National Certificate) are popular options for school leavers and young adults. They combine practical-based skills, coaching and competitive fixtures with academic theory and classroom study. The Subsidiary Diploma is a one-year, six-unit, course broadly equivalent to one A Level, whilst the two-year, 12-unit, Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels and is ideal for progression to Higher Education. Students who successfully complete the Subsidiary Diploma can, if they wish, progress directly to the second year of the Diploma.

Course content

In year one, students learn the principles of anatomy related to sport and exercise as well as the fundamentals of sports, physiology and sports psychology. Additional units cover fitness testing, fitness training (designing and delivering training routines), sports coaching techniques and assessing risk in sport (health and safety requirements and checks).

Students who choose the two-year Diploma route can further their interests during the second year of their programme. Units offer sports nutrition, technical and tactical skills in cricket, the analysis of sports performance, sport and exercise massage and instructing physical activity and exercise. Students also examine
the lifestyles of professional sports performers, focusing on public appearances, media interviews and financial management.

In addition to obtaining the Level 3 qualification, students on the two-year Diploma also undertake the Level 1 Award in Exercise Studies.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English Language and Maths or Science), or an Intermediate Level course (e.g. Level 2 Diploma at Pass including at least one Functional Skill at Level 2), or equivalent qualifications.


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

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, and then Level 3 Diploma, will enable students to progress to Higher Education if desired, although students seeking a more academic course should also consider the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Cricket Studies which contains an additional six units compared to the Diploma.

Potential careers include leisure and recreation, sports development, cricket and sport coaching, sport retail and fitness instruction.

Further information

English cricket has never been more popular and is now attracting huge crowds who know they are going to be thrilled by cavalier batting, top-class bowling and athletic fielding.

Myerscough College has teamed up with Lancashire County Cricket Club and Lancashire Cricket Board to offer a fantastic opportunity to students wishing to pursue a career within the cricket and sports industry.

The Myerscough College Cricket Academy combines academic sporting qualifications with practical skills development, coaching and competitive fixtures.

By studying cricket at Myerscough College you are giving yourself an excellent opportunity to secure a dream job in the sport. Our dedicated teaching staff provide cricketers of all abilities, including beginners, with an excellent cricketing education, giving them the chance to fulfil their playing ambitions while also learning about the rules and technicalities of the game. There are also many exciting job prospects in cricket coaching thanks in part to the renewed interest in the sport at youth level. This means that the need for trained coaches is at a premium.

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 07 December 2016
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