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Sport (Development Coaching and Fitness) BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Hartlepool College of Further Education

Course description

This course targets those students who wish to prepare for a career in the sport and fitness industry or for direct progression to Higher Education.

Course content

The programme consists of a variety of theory lectures and seminars, practical sports and coaching activities, fitness suite based sessions and several other module specific scenarios.

In addition students will be given extra opportunities to volunteer and gain experience in the sports and fitness industries and may gain additional qualifications such as Fitness Instructor qualifications and coaching badges. You will also be encouraged to take part and get involved with the college sports activities/teams that are structured throughout college.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade A* to C or an equivalent qualification in a related subject area including English and Maths (preferable Science).


A variety of assessment methods are used including assignments, exams (GCSE/Functional Skills) and practical exercises. The use of video analysis, written feedback and peer observations are utilised to provide a more interactive assessment method.

Future opportunities

Successful students often progress to higher education at one of the countries top universities or on an educational/sporting scholarship to America. Progression in to the sport/fitness industry is also available by combining this qualification with other short courses.

Further information

Students will have the opportunity to participate in numerous enrichment activities that benefit their studies and make studying at college more enjoyable.

Options to complete additional qualifications such as First Aid, Coaching badges, fitness related qualification etc. are also available.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartlepool College of Further Education directly.

Last updated date: 03 January 2017
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