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Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity

During this one-year course, you will gain practical skills and experience to enable you to successfully launch your career in the industry.

Whilst exploring team sports and exercise for healthy living, you will develop your fitness levels, learn about exercise prescription and nutrition and enhance your coaching and leadership skills to help you excel in the field.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness testing
  • Exercise prescription
  • Sports performance
  • Sports nutrition

You will also undertake a work placement within a sports setting to enhance your skills and experience and boost your CV and if applicable, your university application.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of practical observations, written and oral questions, assignment work, short tests, work experience and work books.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, including English and/or maths. A GCSE in PE is desirable but not essential.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2021), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated financial support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you could progress on to the level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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