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Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences Level 3 (Conversion)

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EDEXCEL BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences (QCF) Level 3

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone aged 16 or over who has a keen interest in sport, fitness or coaching. This course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for current and future employment in the sport and related industries. The course is equivalent to three A levels, which will enable you to progress onto higher education when you complete the course.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You will need to have four GCSEs at grade C or above, or a BTEC First Diploma in a related subject, or an Intermediate GNVQ in a related subject, or appropriate work experience.

What will I study on the course?

You will study nutrition for sport and exercise, qualitative sport and exercise research, exercise health and lifestyle and biomechanics. All students will study six core units: scientific principles for sport and exercise, sport and exercise sciences project, sport and exercise psychology, skill acquisition, exercise physiology, practical sport coaching. Plus an additional 12 specialist units: anatomy for sport and exercise, social aspects of sport, fitness testing, physiological factors in sport and exercise, sport massage, sports injuries, practical sport performance and sport industry experience.

This is a two year course. You will attend college four days per week (36 weeks in year 1 and 34 weeks in year two). You will study three core units plus six specialist units per year, each unit lasting two hours.

Your progress will be assessed by assignments, practical observations and presentations. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded (pass, merit or distinction).

It is possible to obtain extra coaching qualifications.

EDEXCEL BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences (QCF) Level 3

After completing the course you could go straight into employment in coaching, sports development, the health and fitness industry, sports psychology, sports injuries clinics or sports therapy. You could also go onto to study higher education courses in sports therapy, physiotherapy, sports studies, physical education, sports science, coaching science or teaching (Bed).

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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