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Sport L3 90 Credit Diploma at Bishop Auckland College

Course description

If you are looking to improve your knowledge in the Sport and Leisure industry then here is the place to start. While on the course you are given the opportunity to learn how to coach a wide range of sports and safely prepare a fitness session within the College fitness suite. You also get the chance to organise events for local Primary schools to come and visit the college and take part in various sports. You will also have the opportunity to gain coaching qualifications whilst on this course. This full time course is taught over 3/4 days a week for:
– 1 year for the 90-Credit Diploma in Sport (1.5 x A-Level equivalents)
– 2 years for the Extended Diploma in Sport (3 x A-Level equivalents) – includes 90 Credit Diploma.

The course includes maths and English (if not already achieved at GCSE Grade C or above), tutorials and a mandatory work placement, in order to fully prepare learners for employment or Higher Education.

Course content

You will investigate the effects of sport and fitness on the human body and be encouraged to develop your own sporting and coaching skills.

The course consists of units in: – Anatomy and Physiology – Physiology of Fitness – Fitness Testing – Sports Coaching – Work Based Experience – Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise – Risk Assessment in Sport. Year 2 of the course consists of units in: – Sport Development – Training & Programming – Sports Injuries – Sports Psychology – Practical Team Sports – Exercise, Health & Lifestyle among others.

Future opportunities

This course is equivalent to 1.5 x A-Levels (3 x A-Levels after Year 2). You will experience a variety of different sport related vocations via visits, guest speakers and a mandatory work placement as well as improving and developing your enterprise skills to assist with potential future self-employment within the Sport and Leisure Industry.


What can I do when I finish?

By gaining UCAS points equivalent to 1.5 x A-Levels (3 x A-Levels after Year 2), if you gain suitable grades you may progress to Higher Education at College on our HND (Higher National Diploma) in Sports Coaching and Development. You may also progress onto Higher Education on Degree Courses at University such as Sport Studies, Physical Education, Leisure / Sport Management or Sports Development. You may also choose to gain employment within the Sport and Leisure Industry.

Further information

You will need to provide appropriate sportswear such as sports top, shorts, trousers and trainers. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a College-branded sports kit (concessions may apply for students based on their personal circumstances).

You will also be required to wear the appropriate kit if you want to participate in one of our Sports Academies (Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Street Dance Academy, Fitness Academy). There is also a full Sport Enrichment programme at the College which is available for all students and is run by our very own Sport Development Officer

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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