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Sport & Exercise Sciences BTEC Extended Diploma - Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

Within this course you will study 13 units in total. There are 8 mandatory units and 5 optional units. Each of the units is designed to give students an insight into the sports industry.

The course aims to offer both theoretical and practical lessons to enhance learning within this discipline.


Course content

The mandatory units are:

Sport and exercise physiology

  • Functional anatomy
  • Applied sport and exercise psychology
  • Field and laboratory based fitness Testing
  • Applied research methods in sport and exercise science
  • Coaching for performance and fitness
  • Biomechanics
  • Socio-cultural issues in sport.

There will be an opportunity to take part in residential activity days and be part of the Team Sports Programme.

There will be additional costs relating to residentials (£150+) and off-site activities.

Entry requirements

You should have one of the following qualifications: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, maths, science and PE is desirable.

An interest and active participation in sports and fitness is essential along with an interest for the science behind the sport.


You are required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learning outcomes specify what each candidate has to achieve and are included within each unit. Coursework is generated to form a portfolio. A variety of assessment methods are used such as practicals, presentations, written work, discussions, etc.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.


Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund


Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.


Future opportunities

Employment within the sports science/fitness industry.

HNC/D or degree.


Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years.BTEC National Extended Diploma – Equivalent to 3 A Levels.
  • Course code: PSPTCB00036
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