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Sport: Level 3 Diploma (= 2 A Levels) at WQE

Course description

This course provides an exciting opportunity for all students who have a passion for Sport. You will follow a vocationally specific qualification which will develop a range of personal skills and knowledge that will be essential for successful performance in working life. You will study a range of topic areas which will require you to participate practically as well as research and produce written responses to work related assignment briefs. Students on this course complete units of study that combine to make up the full qualification.

Course content

Compulsory units:
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Fitness Training and Programming
• Professional Development in Sports Industry
• Sports Leadership
• Skill Acquisition
• Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry

Specialist units include:
• Sports Injury Management
• Practical Sports Performance
• Coaching for Performance

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs, at Grades A* - C/4 – 9, including English Language, from a mixture of GCSEs and equivalents.

Students undertaking a Level 3 ‘hybrid’ programme comprising at least one A Level element are required to meet the standard College A level entry criteria.


Units will be assessed in a variety of ways. Students must complete work related assignments in all units to complete the course. Students work will be internally verified by staff and externally verified by the examination board. There are three terminal written examinations for this course. Your skills and knowledge will be assessed through practical tasks, written exams, written coursework presentations, and teacher observation.

Future opportunities

Progress to Higher Education or employment.

Further information

This course is equivalent to 2 A levels.

For further information please visit our website or see our prospectus.

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: 16 November 2018
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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