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Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Nelson and Colne College

Course description

This course is a specialist, work-related programme of study aimed at those who have an interest in working in community sport and fitness centres. You will study a mixture of interesting modules such as principles of anatomy and physiology, the physiology of fitness and sports psychology, coaching and team sports, psychology for sports performance, nutrition and exercise, and leadership in sport. Students tend to progress onto university to study degrees in subjects such as Sports Therapy and Nutrition and Sports Coaching.

Course content

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • OAA
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Exercise for Specific Groups
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Sports Injuries
  • Organising Sports Events
  • Work Experience in Sport

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above (in a minimum of three different subject areas) including Maths and English or Level 2 Diploma and Level 2 Maths and English.


The units are assessed using a variety of different methods including written assignments, PowerPoint presentations, group work, practical assessments and competency based assessments.

Future opportunities

Former students are studying at a number of universities including, the University of Central Lancashire, Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Northumbria, Edge Hill University studying interesting degrees in Sports therapy, Nutrition and Sports Coaching.

They go on to work as Physiotherapists, Coaches, Sport Development Managers, Teachers and Nutritionists to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nelson and Colne College directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2016
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