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Sport Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course has been specially designed for those students who are interested in sports development, coaching and fitness and want to deepen and broaden their knowledge. Practical assessment includes organising and delivering events for local schools. You may also take the Level 2 Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport and the Community Sports Leadership Award.

Course content

The 7 core units are: principles of anatomy & physiology in sport, assessing risk in sport, training & fitness, sports coaching, sports development, fitness testing and practical team sports. Students will pursue the sports development, coaching & fitness route. The specialist units include nutrition, sports psychology, individual sports and organising sports events.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-C/ 4-9 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English


By a variety of continuous assessments, both practical and written.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Achievement will allow progression onto a Higher Education programme or employment within the Sport and Leisure industry.

Further information

If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass.

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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.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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