Basketball Studies - BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Myerscough College
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.
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 basketball.
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 basketball, 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. 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.
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 success.
Successful completion of the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, and then 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 in Rugby Studies which contains an additional six units compared to the Diploma.
Careers Opportunities include fitness instruction, community sports coaching, basketball coaching, strength and conditioning coaching, sports development, gym work, sports retail and public and armed services work.
Myerscough College'sBasketball Academy has proved hugely succesful since its launch in 2013, with many students rapidly progressing up the development ladder. Basketball is a rapidly growing sport in the UK and gaining in popularity throughout Europe. Myerscough is proud to have been chosen by England Basketball to run an AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) programme in partnership with Manchester Giants.
With excellent academic and sporting links at home and abroad, Myerscough aims to deliver in the class-room as well as on court – to help our student athletes reach their goals.
Students receive high quality coaching every day – from a team and individual perspective – and will have unlimited access to our state of the art strength and conditioning facility. The Academy operates just like a College Development Centre, encompassing academic lessons, coaching sessions, physio/rehabilitation clinics and competitive fixtures. It is supported by qualified tutors and highly experienced coaches.
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