The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science is aimed at learners who want academic experience and who are aspiring to apply to university. This course is more theory based and is ideal for the student who excels in sciences. Most students progress to university to study a range of subjects such as sports therapy, physiotherapy, sports and exercise science and physical education.
The programme consists of lectures, practical sports and coaching activities. You will be required to participate in oral presentations, field trips/residential, visits, tutorials, individual research and group work. In addition to general class work, you will be expected to use a range of textbooks for research purposes, as well as the IT facilities in the Learning Resource Centre. There will also be a variety of opportunities for you to gain additional qualifications including coaching and fitness instructing awards. You will also be encouraged to take part in College sports teams and recreational sporting activities within the structured College programme. The programme covers 18 units over a two year period.
Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
- Sport & Exercise Psychology
- Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences
- Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
- Fitness Training and Programming
- Sports Nutrition
- Sports Injuries
- Practical Individual Sports
- Sport & Exercise Physiology
Research Project in Sport and Exercise Sciences
- Sports Biomechanics in Action
- Sport and Exercise Massage
- Current Issues in Sport
- Sports Coaching
- Practical Team Sports
- Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Work-Based Experience in Sport
- Analysis of Sports Performance
You will also be given the opportunity to obtain Functional Skills qualifications in ICT, English and/or maths at an appropriate level.
Assessment will occur continually throughout the programme. You will have unit assignments to complete and will be assessed on your practical and coaching ability. You will also have time-constrained assignments as well as oral presentations. You are also required to undertake externally set and moderated assignments which will compromise a number of written tasks. Each individual unit and the full award are graded at pass, merit or distinction level.
You will require five GCSEs at grade 4 including science and GCSE English
Alternatively you will have successfully completed the Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Sport with a merit/distinction profile and possess a GCSE science at grade 4 or above
An active involvement in sport and a good general level of fitness are also essential
You will also be required to complete a favourable interview. As your studies will involve you working with and coaching children, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as Criminal Record Bureau check)