BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports & Exercise Science

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We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code FICSheffL3
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Not Set
Course type Full Time


This course has been developed in partnership with industry experts and ex-professional players as an applied science qualification with a key focus on football.

It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education or employment within the sport and exercise science sector. The qualification is wide-ranging and equivalent in size to three A Levels, and has been designed as a full two-year study programme.

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


Course Structure

Students will be able to pick from different education pathways to ensure their education meets their needs and the needs of their preferred industry pathway. All pathways have been designed to ensure students complete with a recognised sports science qualification however each pathway has been tailored with professional industry input.


All students will complete 7 mandatory

units. These core/mandatory units are equivalent in weight to two A Levels.

• Sport and Exercise Physiology

• Functional Anatomy

• Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

• Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing

• Applied Research Methods in Sport and

   Exercise Science

• Coaching for Performance and Fitness

• Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance


Additional to the mandatory units there are a further 19 specialist units and qualifications that students may undertake to tailor their course, to align with industry areas of employment within sport and football. Each student will be required to select a pathway from the choices below:

Professional Football Pathway

Football Coaching Pathway

Strength & Conditioning Pathway

Physiotherapy Pathway

Refereeing Pathway

More details of these pathways can be found in the prospectus


How will it be delivered?

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports & Exercise Science will be internally assessed by your educational tutor as well as other team members making up the percentages that are stated below.

70% internal assessment

30% external assessment

Entry requirements

Students are more likely to gain a place if they have 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 and above.

During course interview each learner will be reviewed individually. Learners may still enrol on the Level 2 course

Your next steps...

Semi professional & Professional Football

The coaching received from our highly qualified and ex-professional coaches, you could earn the opportunity to play at a Semi professional or Professional level through the contacts of the coaches and the showcase and trial games that are organised between the coaches at local and professional football clubs. The showcase and trial games could include the possibility of getting scouted from National and International agents.



Through the completion of your chosen education course you will be accounted UCAS points, Grade depending. The UCAS points you earn can be allocated to your ideal University Course. The Sports and Exercise Science Qualification opens numerous avenues in the sporting world to start your chosen career. Whether it is football, sports coaching, physiotherapy plus many more opportunities. Full UCAS support will be given by our trained staff.


Other Higher Education Courses

The Sports and Exercise Qualification can also offer progression into other Higher Education Courses. Including progression into an Apprenticeship or Trainee position within your desired career in the sports industry.



With our contacts in the football industry you could have the opportunity to build relationships within your work experience and showcase your abilities to gain employment by your chosen suiter.