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Sport Level 3 at Wiltshire College

Course description

The course has been designed to give you opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge, skills and understanding to enhance employment prospects within the following areas:

  • Health and Fitness
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Sports Coaching
  • Professional Sport

Students may have the opportunity to gain further qualifications such as coaching awards, first aid and fitness instructing.

Course content

As part of the course, you will be required to complete the following manadatory units: 

  • 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 

You will also have an opportunity to choose optional units as part of your course:

  • Practical Individual Sport 
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle 
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Sports Injuries 
  • Analysis of Sports Performance
  • Talent Identification and Development in Sport 
  • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
  • Organising Sports Events 
  • Work Experience in Sport 

This course is made up of 18 units (180 credits) studied over two years just like an A level programme and is equivalent to 3 A levels.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C, including Maths and English or equivalent, a good reference and a satisfactory interview.


Assessment is primarily by portfolio building but will include some practical assessments and presentations. There is a substantial amount of theory which is backed up by practical pathways.

Students are provided with extensive support from lecturers as well as from an Academic Advisor, in order to complete their assessments. They may also have workshop allocated time in which to plan and complete assessed activities. Students may be requested to complete additional work at home from time to time, however they are asked to use college time effectively.

The 'Learning Resource Centre' is available to enhance research and studying and electronic resources are available online.

Future opportunities

Educational Progression

Foundation and Honours Degrees in:

  • Sports Development
  • Leisure Management
  • Sports Science
  • Sports Event Management


Employment opportunities

  • Sports Coaching
  • Sport and Leisure Industry
  • Professional Sports
  • Health and Fitness
  • Coaching and Training
  • Personal Training/Instructing

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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