Sport and Exercise Sciences Level 3 Extended Diploma at Northumberland College
This course is for anyone who is interested in sport, fitness or coaching. This course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in current and future employment in sport and related industries. It is equivalent to three A levels, which can enable you to progress onto University after successful completion of the course.
You will study 6 core units: Anatomy for sport and exercise, sport & exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, research methods, research project & fitness testing. You will also study 12 additional units which will range from sports injuries to nutrition.
You will need to have four GCSEs at grade C or above (Maths & English desired to be C or above) or equivalent level 2 qualifications related to sport.
Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including identification test, practical assessments/observations, and written assignments. An overall grade for each unit will be awarded and then a final grade for the award at the end of the academic year (pass, merit or distinction).
After completing the course you could progress to University to study sport science related courses such as physiotherapy, sports psychology, coaching, sports development or teaching. Or you could go straight into related sports employment such as the health & fitness industry.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.