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Sport Studies Level 3 Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This course will develop your knowledge and experience in the sport and leisure industry, challenging you both practically and academically in all areas.

Course content

You will study a range of units including fitness training and testing, sports coaching, psychology, anatomy and physiology. You will also be required to attend tutorials, complete work experience and employability skills.

Entry requirements

A grade C in GCSE English or above and 3 other GCSEs at C or above, OR a Level 2 in Sport and Exercise Science with a satisfactory reference and equivalent English and preferably maths.


Written tasks, presentations, observations and practical tasks.

Financial information

You will be required to purchase a college sports uniform (approx. £25) as well as general stationery. There will also be study visits during the course which will require a small contribution. If you are accepted into one of our Sport Academies you will be required to purchase a team training kit (approx. £150).

Future opportunities

This course will enable you to progress into employment or higher education, including courses at Tresham University Centre.

Further information

If you are a high level sports performer, or keen to further develop your skills in football or rugby, you can apply to one of our study programmes combined with a Sport Academy. This allows you to balance your academic studies alongside athletic development. If you excel in any sport you may also apply for a Sports Academy Scholarship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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    • Our brand new £36m Corby Campus continues to offer a range of vocational programmes training learners for employment in a number of specialist fields, including Construction, Catering, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Engineering. In September 2011 new provision was introduced in Sport, Public Services, Computing, Business, Care and Early Years as well as a number of new Higher Education programmes.

      For the trades, Corby campus has a number of specialist engineering and construction workshops providing realistic working conditions with the most up to date equipment available for our learners. New technology includes a dedicated suite for AutoCAD training.

      The modern building includes dedicated learning pods for each of the different subject areas equipped with learning resources and computer facilities. A 3G astroturf similar to the one at the college's Kettering campus will also be utilised by the Sports and Public Services provision and will be available for hire by local orgainsations and sports teams.

      A state of the art fitness suite provides relevant training for sports science and fitness instructors and will open to learners and staff at the campus. Supported Learning Programmes are able to utilise the most up to date sensory equipment and aids to encourage independant living.

      The Skills for Life Workshop has now moved to the new campus for individuals to improve their basic Maths and English skills and English classes for speakers of other languages.

      Tresham Studios, the college's brand new hair and beauty salons in the Corby campus, offer an extensive range of hair, beauty and complimentary treatments at very competitive prices within realisitic working environments for learners to gain vital work experience. Daytime and evening appointments are available during term time.

      The Manor restaurant is Tresham's prestigious new training restaurant located in the beautiful historic Manor House building, just a short walk away from the new Corby campus. The fully licensed Manor Restaurant will be open to the public for morning coffee, lunch and evening meals. Speciality dinners and theme nights also take place throughout the year.