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Sport (Rugby) Performance & Excellence BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

The course for you if ...

you want a career in the sport or Rugby Industry and have a passion for and a strong ability within Rugby.

Course content

Based the Kingston Park Stadium, not only will you complete a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Rugby Excellence, but you will also have the opportunity to train and learn within a professional Rugby environment. You will train like a professional with expert coaches from Newcastle Rugby Academy and learn intergral dual coded Rugby techniques. You will experience physiotherapy, sports massage, media training and post-game video analysis whilst taking part in a wide range of work experience opportunities.

You will also examine the ethics and values in Sport, the role of the professional sportsperson, sports psychology and the principles of coaching. You will have the option to complete a Level 1 Rugby Coaching Award, First Aid and a Referee's Award. You will also complete a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing which will enable you to work in the fitness industry. Newcastle Rugby Academy also offers excellent progression routes through links with Northumbria University.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Maths OR Merit in a Sport qualification at Level 2 along with C's at GCSE in English and Maths. An interview with a course tutor is required and you need to be successful at TyneMet's Rugby Excellence programme trials.


You will be assessed through your coursework, which includes projects, group presentations, podcasts and practical work.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto a wide range of university degrees in areas such as: Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Sports Management, Sports Therapy, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Psychology or Sports Nutrition.

You also have the option to progress onto a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching or Exercise Health & Fitness at TyneMet, awarded by the University of Sunderland.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tyne Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 11 March 2016

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    • TyneMet’s main site is the Coast Road Campus in Wallsend, easily accessible from the city centre and that coat with excellent transport links and free parking. TyneMet is your vocational specialist, offering you a huge range of courses across career-based subjects to get you off to a great start. There’s so much to explore on campus with a range of retail outlets from a Hair and Beauty Salon, a gym, a restaurant and even a floristry shop!