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Sport (Sports Development & Fitness), Level 3 Extended Diploma at Abingdon and Witney College

Course description

Do you have a passion for sport? Do you see yourself working in the sports and leisure industry either as a coach or perhaps sports scientist? The Extended Diploma in Sport course will enable you to discover the role of sport in society, the thinking behind sports development and how to coach and train competitors at all levels. You will learn the theory and practice of teaching sport to children, how the body works and how to train it, how to plan and use training programmes for competitors, how to plan and use training programmes for people with particular needs, analysis of sports performance and small business enterprises. You will take part in practical sports, coaching sessions, gain valuable work experience, work with local health professionals to treat patients and produce a project on how the body works. The course is designed to be as practical as possible so that you will enjoy a wide range of experiences to help you understand the content of the units. This is an active course which balances theory with its practical application in a variety of situations, it is a course-work based qualification and you will be able to track your progress as you complete work. There are eight compulsory units including; anatomy and physiology, physiology of fitness, assessing risk in sport, fitness and training, sports coaching, sports development, fit testing for sport and practical team sport. There are also 11 specialist units including; practical sports ( individual), outdoor activities, sports nutrition, leadership in sport, instructing PE, psychology, analysis of sports performance, organising events, sports as a business, outdoor land-based activities and gain valuable work experience.


Entry requirements

Joining the programme is subject to a satisfactory interview, positive reference and having achieved one of the following: - BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit Level and a minimum of grade C English Language or equivalent - At least five GCSEs at Grades A* to C, including English Language or equivalent - Applicants aged 18+ are required to have equivalent qualifications or experience and the necessary skills to complete the course.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year