BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma Sport: Performance & Excellence

Course Overview

If a career in sport appeals to you, our 90 Credit Diploma course will give you the understanding you need to work in the sport and leisure industry. Studying on the course focuses your development in order to be successful in the industry. As part of the course you will study the principles of anatomy and physiology, the physiology of fitness, fitness training, testing and programming. You'll also gain specialist training in a wide range of sports principles and techniques to improve your own performance, fitness and coaching.

Course Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C (4-9) or above including English or maths. This is a one year course that is equivalent to 1.5 A-levels. You will complete the 90 Credit Diploma course in your first year, and you can then progress onto our Extended Diploma qualification in your second year. This will help you to attain the optional units required to attain the full 3 A level equivalent qualification in your chosen subject.

Course Skills & Benefits

This qualification is designed as a one year, full-time course covering the underpinning knowledge required for the sports sector. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in the sports industry. You will also learn other transferable skills such as team working, presentation and personal management skills by organising and leading sports activities and events. Working with and visiting a variety of professional sports organisations and businesses including Life Leisure, Manchester Velodrome, Manchester United Football Club, the FA Museum.

Mandatory Units

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
The Physiology of Fitness
Assessing Risk in Sport
Fitness Training and Programming

Optional Units

Units that you will study over the course of the first year on top of the mandatory units include the following:
Exercise, Health & Lifestyle
Psychology for Sports Performance
The Athletes Lifestyle
Sports Nutrition
Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport

Course Progression

The course prepares you for entry to study a 2nd year and top up to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.
The course can also lead into a variety of careers in both the public and private sectors of the Sport & Leisure Industry e.g. sports retail and manufacture, hotel and leisure Industry, sports coaching, sports management and administration, gym instruction, outdoor pursuits centres and activity holidays, sports journalism, jobs in the armed forces and emergency services.

Course Assessment

100% coursework with on-going assessment throughout the course. Your work will be presented in a variety of ways: Delivering practical coaching and instruction, giving verbal or online presentations, producing written reports, case studies, graphs or posters and production of video and photographic evidence of practical assessments.

Course Finance

Please contact the College for further information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time