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Netball Studies - BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Myerscough College

Course description

The new Level 3 Diploma qualifications (formerly National Award and National Certificate) are popular options for school leavers and young adults. They combine practical-based skills, coaching and competitive fixtures with academic theory and classroom study. The Subsidiary Diploma is a one-year, six-unit, course broadly equivalent to one A Level, whilst the two-year, 12-unit, Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels and is ideal for progression to Higher Education. Students who successfully complete the Subsidiary Diploma can, if they wish, progress directly to the second year of the Diploma.

Course content

In year one, students learn the principles of anatomy related to sport and exercise as well as the fundamentals of sport and exercise physiology and sports psychology. Additional units cover fitness testing, fitness training (designing and delivering training routines) and research methods for sport and exercise (collecting and analysing data) with a specific focus on netball.

Students who choose the two-year Diploma route can further their interests during the second year of their programme. Units offer sports nutrition, technical and tactical skills in netball, the analysis of sports performance, sport and exercise
massage and instructing physical activity and exercise. Students also examine the lifestyles of professional sports performers, focusing on public appearances, media interviews and financial management.

In addition to obtaining the Level 3 qualification, students also undertake the NCFE Level 1 Award in Exercise Studies.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English Language and Maths or Science), or an Intermediate Level course (e.g. Level 2 Diploma at Pass including at least one Functional Skill at Level 2), or equivalent qualifications.


A wide range of assessment methods are used during the course, to give all students the opportunity to maximise their succe

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma will enable students to progress to Higher Education if desired, although students seeking a more academic course should also consider the Level 3 Extended Diploma which contains an additional six units compared to the Diploma.

Career Opportunities include being a fitness instructor, community sports coach, netball coach or player, strength and conditioning coach, sports development officer, gym instructor, sports retail, public and armed services.

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 14 October 2016
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