BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport

This course has been developed to provide you with the opportunity to gain detailed academic knowledge and understanding of Sport and the related areas of exercise, science and performance. Students will develop their understanding of all areas of sport, including investigating how the body responds to exercise, exploring the techniques used to analyse sports performers and examining the importance of a healthy balanced diet.
The course is made up of 90 credits over 1 year (90 Credit Diploma) or 180 credits over 2 years (Extended Diploma), with units being valued at either 5 or 10 credits. Each of which is assessed by a range of methods including written assessments, role play, presentations and practical activities.
If you have an interest in sport and are hoping to pursue a career in one of the many sport, leisure or recreation related areas (such as teaching, coaching, leisure centre employment) then this is the course for you.
5 GCSE’s at C grade or above. Level 2 Sports (or other relevant Level 2 qualification) at Pass grade. Students are required to be self-motivated, disciplined and to take a degree of responsibility for their own learning.
You can progress onto Higher Education with the option of completing our own Degree in Sport Development and Coaching. The course also prepares you with the background knowledge and experience to work in a number of Sport, Leisure and Recreation sectors.
The knowledge and experience developed within the course can be useful when seeking employment in Physical Education, Fitness Instruction, Sports Coaching, Personal Training, Sports Development and Sports Conditioning.
All sports students not doing a scholarship are required to pay a compulsory £40 for an additional Sports Leaders qualification. On enrolment students are asked to make a voluntary contribution of £20 towards the costs of running their course over the academic year. Scholarship students will contribute towards their kit and fitness/club fees.
You can complete the application form online by visiting the College’s website If you have any questions about the application process, you can call the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 or email
Once we have received your application, you will be invited to come to one of the College campuses and meet with a member of our teaching team. You can ask any questions you have, usually at this meeting we will offer you a place on the course you have applied for.

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