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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma 90 Credit + In Sport (Development Coaching & Fitness) at Trafford College

Course description

Who is the programme for?Students 16 or over who have definite career aspirations in a sporting environment and are seeking to coach or play at a high level.What is the programme structure?Approximately 18 units to be completed, 9 in each year of the course.What does the programme include?The units typically include the following topics:- Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport- The Physiology of Fitness- Assessing Risk in Sport- Fitness Training and Programming- Sports Coaching- Sports Development- Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise- Practical Team Sports- Practical Individual SportsAlso a selection from:- Practical Team Sports- Practical Individual Sports- Outdoor and Adventurous Activities- Sports Nutrition- Current Issues in Sport- Leadership in Sport- Exercise, Health and Lifestyle- Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise- for Specific Groups- Psychology for Sports Performance- Sports Injuries- Analysis of Sports Performance- Talent Identification and Development in Sport- and Exercise Massage- Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport- Organising Sports Events- Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People- Sport as a Business- Work Experience in Sport- Sports Facilities and Operational Management- Sports Legacy Development- Profiling Sports PerformanceAre there any special facilities for the programme?Specialist facilities are used both on and off site throughout the course.What award will I achieve?- 90 Credit Diploma in year1, converting to a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness) in year 2- Level 2 Sports Leaders Award- Higher Sports Leaders Award- First Aid Award- Other Coaching Awards available as additional options- There may also be an opportunity to gain a Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A* - C including maths and English and a successful interview or BTEC First Diploma in relevant subject at Merit or above (including maths and English at C or above, all successful applicants will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Continuous assessment by course work and externally assessed units throughout. Attendance and punctuality are paramount as this is a coursework based programme.Examining Body - Ed excel

Financial information

Will there be any extra costs involved?Basic outdoor and indoor kit are required. Approximately £70 to be paid for sports uniform, equipment hire and additional trips. This sum is payable during induction week at the start of the course. Students must wear sports attire and trainers whilst on the course.Students experiencing financial hardship can apply to the Learner Support fund.

Future opportunities

Successful students may apply for a sports related university course or apply for positions within the sport and leisure industry.

Further information

Please contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070.

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: 13 May 2016
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