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Sport BTEC Extended Diploma level 3 at Leicester College

Course description

Leicester College has a very good record of helping students progress on to degrees with various universities, and we also offer our own foundation degree in sport and exercise science. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

The course consists of a number of units that focus on various aspects of sport and exercise science and are mainly assessed via a series of assignments. However there are two units that contain external exams, these are Applied Sports and Exercise Physiology and Nutrition for Sports and Exercise Performance. Other units include: Sports Massage; Sports Injury and Assessment; and Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required, plus two additional GCSE subjects at grade 4 (C) or above. Applicants must have previously completed the 90 credit Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


Most units are assessed by on going coursework. However there are two units that are externally assessed by exams: these are Applied Sports and Exercise Physiology and Nutrition for Sports and Exercise Performance.

Financial information

Material fee £120.00. You will be required to purchase uniform at an additional cost of approximately £80.00. This will be discussed at your interview.

Future opportunities

Students will be able to progress on to a higher education course in a sports-related discipline, such as the foundation degree in sport and exercise science. Students could also progress into sports-related employment, in fields such as community coaching or leisure management. The College has excellent links with local sports clubs and are able to advise on careers.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 28 September 2018
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