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Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Guildford College

Course description

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in working within the sports and leisure industry in careers such as coaching, sports development, teaching, governing body or club administration, fitness instruction or personal training, leisure centre management or sales and marketing.

The programme aims to provide relevant education and training leading to employment within the sports industry.

The programme reflects a vocational approach to a diversified industry and aims to give a learning experience combining theoretical course study with practical skills in a competitive environment.

 You will take part in trips and visits from external speakers and will have access to extensive outdoor facilities.

The College has purpose built pitches for training, for football and rugby, as well as a weights room and sports hall. As well as this there are numerous local facilities including Surrey Sports Park (climbing, swimming, squash etc), Guildford Spectrum Centre (ice skating) and Quayside Water Sports (wakeboarding and waterskiing).

You will have access to a variety of 'bolt on' qualifications whilst studying this course, including first aid and level 2 CSLA.


Course content

  • Instructing physical activity
  • Sports development
  • Sports massage
  • Work experience
  • Working with children
  • Sports leadership (including the CSLA qualification)
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Organising events
  • Sports injuries

Entry requirements

You MUST have completed the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma before applying for this programme.



Written presentations, portfolios, verbal presentations, demonstrations and practicals. There will be clear College submission deadlines which will need to be met. Failure to meet these may result in failure to complete the course.

Financial information

Due to the specific nature of the course there are additional costs for clothing, visits, travel, outdoor activities etc. Fees are payable at enrolment.

Future opportunities

You could go onto a degree level programme or work in coaching, sports development, fitness training or sales and marketing.


Further information

While it is not necessary to have a high level of physical fitness, students will be expected to undertake physical activity as part of the course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 June 2016
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