Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Subject Area: Sports

Course Overview

You are required to complete 11 mandatory units that include; Sports Leadership. Coaching and Leading for Participation, Sports Psychology and Physical Education and the Care of Young People.  In addition, you will have 3 externally assessed units; Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, and Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity.  You should expect to be in College for at least 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, with one externally exam and two externally set tasks

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE maths will need to study a maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification and the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.

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  • Start Date: Sep, 2018
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: TSN43F1

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A* - C (grade 4 and above) including English Language or achieved a Level 2 Fitness & Exercise Instruction/relevant vocational qualification at a Merit grade or above including GCSE English Language at grade C (grade 4), interview and suitable reference. If you achieve 4 GCSEs at grade A* - C (grade 4 and above) including English Language (and maths at grade D / grade 3) you can enrol on a one year programme with the opportunity to then progress to the second year.

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 learn in the classroom and through practical sessions utilising the College’s fantastic facilities.Educational trips are arranged each year to wider the student experience through attendance at sports conventions and alternative sporting venues.

Next Steps

Students who complete this course may progress on to Higher Education or into the workforce since this is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2018.

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Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at 

Additional Costs

Students benefit from trips that support educational attainment in year and these cost £50, which is payable at enrolment. You will also be required to buy one item of sports clothing on line.The website details will be provided at open events.

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.”