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Sport Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Feversham College

Course description

The level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is a qualification which is equivalent to one GCE A level. It provides an opportunity to gain a qualification which offers students specialist knowledge relating to sport and the human body. From the qualification students can progress into employment or continue study in the same or related area.

Course content

The course consists of seven units. Four of these units are mandatory and the remaining three are selected from a range of optional units. They are studied over 2 years.

The mandatory units which have to be studied are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (examined)
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (externally assessed)
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry

The 3 optional unit will be chosen from the following dependent on cohort choice and ability:

  • Sports Leadership
  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Practical Sports Performance


The course is assessed through coursework. Students complete assignments in line with an assignment calendar. Each piece of coursework will be assessed as Distinction, Merit, Pass or Fail. Students may revisit and improve each assignment once, providing an excellent opportunity for students to achieve their best possible grade. At the end of the course the students will be given an overall grade of Distinction* (equivalent to A*) Distinction (A), Merit (C), Pass (E) or Fail. The final grade is calculated from the achievements in each unit.

There is no exam.

Future opportunities

Possible career paths: 

  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Teaching (Science and PE)
  • A career in the Public Services (nursing, police etc.)
  • Medicine
  • Dietetics
  • Healthcare
  • A career in the leisure industry
  • Sports coaching

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years