Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport (BTEC) (For students aged 16-17)

Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport (BTEC) (For students aged 16-17)

Subject Area: Sports

Course Overview

You are required to complete 10 units.You will study theory based units in terms of Organising Sports Events, Sports Nutrition, Physiology of Fitness, as well as practical units in terms of Fitness Testing and Training and Practical Team Sport. There are also units in Leadership in Sport and Assessing Risks.

You should expect to be in College for three days a week. You will also take part in relevant work experience in a Sport setting and have the opportunity to take part in Sport in the Community. The study programme is assessed using a variety of methods including assignments, practical performance, observations, presentations and discussions.

This programme will include two externally set exams and one piece of externally set coursework.

  • Start Date: Sep, 2016
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: TSN43F0

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C Including English Language


Course Highlights

The study programme offers an extensive study of all sporting areas including Coaching, Nutrition, Leadership, Fitness Testing and Training, Assessing Risks, and Anatomy and Physiology. You will have the opportunity to experience the course in a practical and theory setting utilising the College’s fantastic facilities and taught by experienced and enthusiastic industry professionals. Educational trips are arranged each year for the students.

Next Steps

Students who complete this course may progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport or on to Higher Education (with significant UCAS points).

94% of the students who undertook this course last year progressed onto the second year Extended Diploma Programme.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016


Additional Costs

£30 for trips

Adam Steele

I am gymnast – I was fourth in Britain at under-18 level - so I wanted to study something connected to sport and this course seemed ideal.

The course has been really good. The tutors are great, always supporting me with work and offering advice.

I have really enjoyed College, too. I don’t live in Ipswich so it’s been great to come here and meet so many new people.

I wasn’t much of a fan of school, but College works much better for me. It’s much friendlier and there is lots of coursework instead of exams, which I prefer.

And the facilities are great, too. I have been able to take part in a variety of sports.

I qualify for an Irish passport through my stepdad so I am hoping to represent Ireland at the Olympics. Eventually I would like to become a gymnastics coach or even join Cirque du Soleil.