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Level 3

Sport & Exercise Science BTEC Level 3 National Ext Certificate/Diploma (Double)


Do you want to work and learn about the cutting edge that Sport Science has on performance? Do you want a career in developing those marginal gains to improve sporting performance? If so then Sport & Exercise Science at Worthing College is the course for you!

At the College we continue to provide an outstanding experience for our students and studying on the Sport & Exercise Science course is no different. Our lecturers have a wide range of both educational and industry led experience to support our students in realising their progression route goals across a range of career choices, such as sports therapy, sports nutrition, performance analysis and strength & conditioning.

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with employers, professional bodies, academics and Universities to ensure that if it supports progression to positive progression routes.

The qualification gives students the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the sport and exercise science sector to prepare them for future careers.

In the first year (Extended Certificate) students will study the following units;

Unit 2: Functional Anatomy (externally assessed unit)

Unit 3: Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology (externally assessed unit)

Unit 6: Coaching for Performance & Fitness

Unit 8: Specialised Fitness Training

From the knowledge gained in the first year, students will study the following in year two (Diploma);

Unit 1: Sport & Exercise Physiology (externally assessed unit)

Unit 4: Field & Lab Based Testing

Unit 5: Applied Research Methods in Sport & Exercise Science

Unit 11: Sports Massage

The beauty of this qualification is that it allows you to study another subject alongside our Sport & Exercise Science course. Students select single A Levels or vocational equivalents in a range of subjects, such as Biology, Maths, Business, Finances, Psychology, Applied Science and many more. Again its all about the students interests, so this gives excellent flexibility.

So, if you are looking for a career in sport and exercise science or just wanting to develop your knowledge within this amazing subject area, this course is for you!


You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including a grade 4 in Science and grade 4 in English Language.

GCSE PE or other vocational Sport and/or Sport and Exercise Science qualifications is very useful, but not compulsory. You will need to have a keen interest in the subject and its facets, particularly human performance. Examples of this include how body systems, the brain, health, fitness & nutrition may all influence performance. An interest and knowledge of a range of sports is desirable as well as current affairs in sport, which will allow students to understand the theory from their own knowledge and experiences.

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Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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