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BTEC Extended Diploma, Level 3

Sport & Exercise Science

The qualification gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin study of the sport and exercise science sector, and gives learners additional breadth and depth to prepare them fully for further study or training.

This course is particularly suitable if you enjoy Sport Science and have an interest or regularly participate in Sport and Fitness.

This Sport & Exercise Science course analyses aspects that affect the body in Sport, Exercise and Fitness. Students will be assessed using a range of methods, exploring a variety of units including:

• Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science

• Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

• Coaching for Performance and Fitness

• Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing

• Functional Anatomy

• Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance

• Sport and Exercise Physiology

• Physical Activity for Individual and Group-based Exercise

• Specialised Fitness Training

• Sports Injury and Assessment

• Sports Massage

• Technology in Sport and Exercise Science

• Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Exercise

There will also be opportunities to gain additional qualifications including the Community Sports Leaders’ Award (CSL2) and a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing.

Many of our students progress onto the BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Coaching and Exercise Science at Selby College, enter employment or apply for university to study Sports Studies, Leisure Management, Recreation Management or Teacher Training.

Potential Careers

  • Sports Nutritionist
  • PE Teacher
  • Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports Therapist

Standard Level 3 vocational entry requirements apply. The minimum requirement is at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 OR at least 3 GCSE subjects at Grade 4 alongside alternative GCSE equivalent requirements. At least one of Maths or English Language must be Grade 4 and neither lower than Grade 3.

If the subject applied for has been taken previously, then at least a Grade 4 at GCSE or Merit at BTEC or OCR Level 2 is required.

Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or Maths you will be required to continue studying these alongside your college course.

Coursework/Practical/External Assessment

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