Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (BTEC)

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (BTEC)

Subject Area: Sports

Course Overview

You are required to complete 10 units. You will study theory and practical based units including Sports Development, Sport Psychology, Practical Individual and Team Sports, Sports Injuries, Analysis of Sports Performance, and Exercise for Specific Groups.
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. In their second year students are required to undertake a ten day work experience placement within the sports industry and relevant to their career goals.

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  • Start Date: Sep, 2016
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: TSN43F2

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a suitable 90 credit Diploma in Sport. GCSE English Language grade C or above.


Course Highlights

The study programme offers an extensive study of all sporting areas including Coaching, Sports Injuries, Psychology, and Sports Massage. You will have the opportunity to experience the study programme 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.

Whilst studying on any of the sports courses at the College, students have the opportunity to represent the successful College sports teams. Sports include Basketball, Football, Rugby, Badminton, Athletics, Golf, Trampolining and many more.

Next Steps

Students who complete this course may progress on to employment or higher education.21% of students progressed to HE, including Nottingham Trent University, Lincoln University and Newcastle University.

Tuition Costs

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

For all students aged 19+ fees are £2725. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuition-fees

Additional Costs

£30 for trips

Matt Healey - Level 3 Sport

“I was named Sports Personality of the Year after representing Suffolk New College in badminton, dodgeball, basketball, volleyball and trampolining.

“It was great to win the award but I was really surprised as there are other students who play lot of different sports too. I live and breathe sport and take part whenever there is an opportunity.”