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Sport (Performance and Excellence) BTEC Level 3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

This Level 3 programme is designed for individuals with a keen interest in sport, particularly in understanding how a range of components work closely together to ensure and develop optimum sporting performance of themselves or other athletes.

This course will increase your knowledge and skills across a range of sport-related units, including:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Technical & Tactical Skills
  • Athletes Lifestyle
  • Practical Sport Fitness Testing & Training

You will start off on a one year programme studying 90 credits (equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels). Upon successful completion of year one you will then have the opportunity to progress onto the second year, completing a further 90 credits to achieve a full Extended Diploma (3 A-level equivalent). This qualification will form part of a study programme which will include exclusive access to our Sports Academy and Enrichment programme, Maths & English, Tutorial support, Work Experience, and development of employability and study skills.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's grade A*-C (including Maths and English. A GCSE in PE is also desirable) Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit/Distinction grade (or equivalent) + GCSE English and Maths at Grade C. Some applicants may be asked to sit a literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment and must achieve a minimum of L1. All applicants must successfully pass an academic interview


During this course you will build a portfolio of evidence which will include a variety of assessment evidence including witness testimonies, practical observations, written/oral questions, essays, reports, projects and presentations.

Future opportunities

Learners who complete the Extended Diploma often go onto further or higher education, studying HNDs or degrees in a range of disciplines including Sports Coaching, Sports Business, Sports Science, Sports Journalism or Physical Education Teaching qualifications. Others have continued their studies with us to pursue careers in the fitness industry with our REPs accredited AIQ qualifications in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training.

Further information

You will be required to attend college for approximately 13 hours per week, Monday-Friday. In addition you will be expected to carry out a minimum of 3-6 hours independent study per week to complete coursework, assignments, projects and self-directed study.

You will learn in dedicated classrooms and in high quality facilities including a full sized Sports Hall, Exercise Studio and Sports Science Laboratory with state of the art equipment. Some lessons may also occur in the large on-site health and fitness club, which students also have access to free of charge, or at off-site facilities. You will also learn through a range of relevant trips, visits and guest lectures.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017