BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, coaching and fitness) at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club (SWFC)
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport provides learners with a vocational sport course that will develop the knowledge and skills to work within the sport and active leisure sector. You will be supported to pursue a career in sports coaching, teaching or fitness. This partnership programme unites a team of experienced education professionals at one of the top Colleges and Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme where you will study a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport which is accepted for entry to higher education courses and carries UCAS tariff points equivalent to 3 A levels.
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Coaching, Development & Fitness) provides learners with a vocational sport course that will develop the knowledge and skills to work within the football industry or broader sport and active leisure sector.
You will be advised to complete a work placement of at least 60 hours, working within the sports industry. This will be related to a chosen career outcome which could include teaching, coaching, fitness, personal training, gym instructing, sport coaching and development.
In addition to classroom based lessons and practical coaching sessions you will be required to study independently to complete coursework assignments.
Key areas of study include:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Fitness Training and Programming
- Sports Injuries
- Organising Sports Events
- Rules and Regulations
- Sports Coaching
Staff and Facilities-
You will learn from highly qualified, expert staff with a range of academic and sport work related backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong connections to the city's professional sports clubs. The excellent facilities for our sport students include a fully equipped fitness suite, sports hall, gym, 3G outdoor pitches and sports science laboratories.
Will the course suit me?- You should have a keen interest in sport and a high level of fitness. You will need to have good time management skills in order to manage training, coursework and assignment deadlines.
4 GCSEs at A*-C grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language.
The BTEC course is continually assessed, there are no formal exams. Assessment methods include written assignments, presentations, observations of practical tasks, group or individual projects and practical tasks.
You are expected to buy a training kit at a cost of approx. £100 and will also be expected to contribute towards the cost of any trips and visits.
There is also financial support for students who may require this; by completing a bursary form upon enrolment.
Your next step could be on to a related Higher Education course at university, or into employment in the sport, health and fitness industries.
Successful students may progress to our Sport Foundation Degrees or other university/higher education courses such as:
- Physical Education
- Leisure and Recreation Management
- Events Management
- Sports Development and Coaching
For further information please contact our Education Team
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.