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Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Course description

This is a practically based course designed to prepare you for a role within the sports industry. The course is focused around developing knowledge, skills and understanding within the coaching/ leadership field, sports development work and fitness training/ instructing areas. The hands on nature of the course allows students to leave us confident in their abilities to carry out work within these areas.

Course content

The course comprises eight mandatory units and five optional units, exploring topics such as fitness programming and testing, sports coaching, sports development, anatomy and exercise physiology plus many others. These units will not only give you an insight into the effectiveness of your own performances but also into improving those of others. Sports leadership is an integral part of the course and helps to develop coaching skills as well as organization, problem solving and communication skills.


Entry requirements

Four A*-Cs at GCSE or a Merit in a full Level 2 BTEC Diploma. If you want to add an A Level with your BTEC, you will need to meet the entry criteria for four A Levels.

Future opportunities

If Sport is the field that you would like to work in then this course is for you. With a BTEC Diploma in Sport you can progress directly into employment in areas such as the leisure industry, coaching and fitness work. You could use your BTEC Level 3 as an access route to a Level 4 Apprenticeship within a sporting field. Alternatively combining your BTEC Diploma with other subjects you could enter into Higher Education, to study teaching, health & fitness, sports/leisure management, sports development, sports therapy, nutrition, physiotherapy or sports science.

Further information

Students of BTEC Sport will benefit from outstanding facilities, equipment and technology, including access to indoor and outdoor sport and fitness facilities at Barnard’s Centre Point and Waterlane Leisure Centre. You will also have the opportunity to carry out work experience within an area of study you are interested in. In addition, there will be a wide range of sports options available as enrichment activities. Students with outstanding sporting ability will be able to participate in College sports teams.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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