This course gives you the opportunity to gain a valuable qualification, equivalent to three A Levels, as well as be part of The New Saints Football Club Scholarship.

The Extended Diploma in Sport is delivered over two years at the Oswestry Campus. 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. It is made up of 180 credits over two years, with units being valued at either five or ten credits, each of which is assessed by a range of methods including written assessments, role play, presentations and practical activities. If you achieve 180 credits you will be awarded the full Extended Diploma which will give you
access to university.
In terms of the scholarship, this is delivered by our partners, The New Saints Football Club. You will undertake three training sessions per week with fully-qualified UEFA Coaches. College matches will take place every Wednesday and you will also have the opportunity to play for the U19s team on a Sunday. Throughout the scholarship programme you may be invited to train and
take part with some TNS first team sessions depending on your level of progress.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)

Two years

Study options may include:
• Higher Education Foundation Degree/ Degree in Sport Development and Coaching.
• Level 2/3 National Governing Body Awards
• Level 4 Health & Fitness qualifications
e.g. sports injury, massage
Employment options may include:
• Leisure industry
• Health & fitness industry
• Coaching

Course Costs
Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.

Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Telephone 01691 688029 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

What does this subject include?

Units you will cover include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physiology of Fitness
  • Physiology of Fitness
  • Fitness Training
  • Practical Team Sport
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Sports Coaching

What is the structure of the course?

Each Scholarship student will be given an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and the team will assess your performance throughout the programme. There are a number of squads which allows students the
opportunity to develop and progress.
Assessment of the College course is continuous with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, if not already achieved.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Four GCSE passes at grade C (grade 4) or above (including maths or English)
  • Or a merit or above in a BTEC L2 qualification
  • Successful interview and initial assessment
  • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area
  • Football Trial with TNS.

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If you'd like any help, give us a call on 01691 688 000