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Level 3

Sport Studies BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma/Ext Diploma (Triple)


Do you have the passion to inspire the next generation of sports performers? Or do you want to ensure that we enhance healthy and active lifestyles across our population? If the answer is yes, then our Sport Studies course is the one for you!

At the College we continue to provide an outstanding experience for our students and studying on the Sport Studies 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 teaching, coaching, personal training for example.

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, health and active lifestyle sector to prepare them for future careers.

In the first year (Foundation Diploma) students will study the following units;

o Unit 1 -; Anatomy & Physiology (externally assessed unit)

o Unit 2 -; Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Well-being (externally assessed unit)

o Unit 3 -; Professional Development in the Sports Industry

o Unit 4 -; Sports Leadership

o Unit 5 -; Application of Fitness Testing

o Unit 7 -; Practical Sport

o Unit 10 -; Organising Sports Events

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

o Unit 6 -; Sports Psychology

o Unit 8 -; Coaching for Performance

o Unit 9 -; Research Methods

o Unit 17 -; Sports Injury Management

o Unit 19 -; Development & Provision of Sport & Physical Activity (externally assessed unit)

o Unit 22 -; Investigating Business in Sport & the Active Leisure Industry (externally assessed unit)

So, if you are looking for a career in sport 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 English Language or Maths.

GCSE PE or other vocational Sport qualifications is very useful, but not compulsory. You will need to enjoy participating in a range of practical activities as this will be embedded as part of the learning process.

*FREE* Online short courses

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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