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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

Course description

This course looks at developing sports skills in areas such as Coaching, Sports Development, Psychology, Leadership and Fitness. You will be actively involved in sport and given the chance to experience a wide range of activities in state-of-theart sports facilities.

Course content

Topics you will study

  • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Development and Provision of Sport
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Research Methods in Sport
  • Application of Fitness Testing and Training
  • Sports Psychology
  • Developing Teams
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Introduction to Management

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grade A-C, preferably including Maths and English. This is a guideline rather than a requirement and the college will create a programme most suitable for you as an individual.


Awarding Body: Edexcel

Results 2016: 100%


  • Exams - 20%
  • Coursework—80%

Financial information

This course is free to students aged 16-19 years old

Future opportunities

Studying this course could lead to Higher Education or directly into employment. Many of our students have progressed onto the following progression routes.

Career Pathways Include:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Studies
  • Sports Development

University Options include:

  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Fitness Instructor

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Personal Adviser in school or speak to your teachers. Attend a college Open Evening and chat to our teaching staff, college careers staff and Liaison Team

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2016
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      A centre for sporting excellence… sport and physical activity is a core element of life at the Sixth Form College. Whether you are studying a sports related course or simply want to keep fit you will have access to the facilities at Fenton Manor Sports Complex. Only a short walk from the main Leek Road site, Fenton Manor Sports Complex boasts some of the best facilities in the city, including free use of sports arenas, 25m swimming pool and a 3G Astroturf all-weather pitch. Our extensive sports and enrichment programme is available to all students and there are many activities, such as badminton, football, swimming and it couldn’t be easier to get involved!