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Sport and Exercise Sciences BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

The course aims to provide studies in sport that are directly related to the changing needs of employers in the sport and recreation industry. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you will develop the skills you need to start or progress in a career in a sport related area.

Course content

Have you ever wondered what seperates elite athletes from the novice? Units such as Applied Physiology, Applied Psychology and Sports Massage will give you an insight why this is. Interested in working with a range of people? How about units such as Exercise for Specific Groups, Work Experience or Sports Injuries. If you are aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme consisting of your main qualification, English and maths, enterprise and enrichment. 

Are you a practically based person? This course will provide you the opportunity to learn in a variety of methods. How about studying your topics in a lab with relevant equipment? Do you enjoy fitness and training? Are you capable of independent research?

Entry requirements

You will need to have completed the 90 Credit Diploma in Sport Science as well as having 5 GCSE's A* - C including Maths and English Language. A science GCSE would also assist you.


This course is all coursework based. This does not mean life on a computer. How about improving your presentation skills, artistic flair and practical demonstration. A choice of methods that cater for your strengths.

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

Ever thought of working with a range of athletes? Or how about University? This course will set you up for future education or to be a Biomechanist, Sport Psychologist or Physiologist. 

Further information

This course involves aspects of physical activity so having a drive and an interest for sport and exercise is a must. Physical fitness would also assist you in achieving well on this course. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 April 2016
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    • Chichester is our main campus; right in the heart of the city, with lovely views of the Cathedral, across beautiful areas of parkland. Although relatively small, Chichester still has all the entertainment facilities you’d expect from much larger cities, such as cinemas, a leisure/sports centre, swimming pool, golf courses, a bowling alley, sports clubs, galle