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Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness) Level 3 Extended Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Do you dream of becoming a Sports Coach, Personal Trainer or Sports Performance Analyst? Are you passionate about sport and eager to learn new skills? Our Extended Diploma in Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness, Level 3, prepares you for a future in one of the UK’s most successful industries. Our courses offer excellent progression to universities and promote strong links with local employers. Our courses are delivered by lecturers with years of elite industry experience in modern specialist sport environments. The main aim of our course is to develop your understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques involved in sports coaching and development. You will learn the importance of good nutrition and fitness testing, and take part in a wide variety of team and individual sporting activities that will allow you to demonstrate your practical skills. Your coaching skills will be enhanced through a well-developed external work placement programme where your 30 hours' of work experience or voluntary work will be evidenced.

Entry requirements

You will have five GCSE grades A-C, with a minimum grade D in English, maths and science. You will also have a practical interest in a range of team and individual sports, such as football, volleyball, netball or even martial arts!


You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through group presentations, written tests, practical activities and portfolio assignments.

Future opportunities

After your course, you may consider moving onto our own higher education courses which will continue to develop your skills, qualities and knowledge at degree level.

You could also choose to progress to university for a Degree in Sports Coaching, Sports Studies or PE Teacher. Alternatively, there are many exciting careers to choose from in the sports and leisure industry, with the option to continue to attain more qualifications through our extensive part-time course options.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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