Sport & Exercise Science (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Sport & Exercise Science (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Subject Area: Sports


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: 153816
  • Entry Requirements

    5 GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above including English and/or maths


    Level 2 in a related subject including English and/or maths at grade 4(C) or above (or equivalent).

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    Equivalent to 3 A-levels, the BTEC Level 3 in Sport and Exercise Sciences is ideal for those looking to pursue higher education in Sport, Fitness, and Health-related subjects at University. Our highly qualified and industry trained staff contribute to delivering an inspiring course which explores the ever-growing industry of Sports Science, working towards exciting and rewarding careers in occupations such as Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Performance Analysis, Sports Science, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Psychology, and many more.

    You will experience exciting and stimulating units including Sports Massage, Field and Lab testing, Research in Sports Science, Coaching, and Sports Injuries and Assessment, as well as Physiology, Anatomy, Psychology, and Nutrition.

    The study programme is assessed using a variety of vocationally relevant methods which reflect industry, including presentations, observations, written reports, and discussions.

    You will be in College for at least three days a week. Students are also required to take part in relevant work experience in a sport setting, for example within our exclusive link with Ipswich Town FC, and may also have the opportunity to take part in Sport in the Community.

    Students may also have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in Fitness Instructing, Coaching, and Sports Leaders.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

    Course Highlights

    Sports Science provides the perfect pathway to studying a sport-related subject at University. This diverse course explores a number of high profile topics linked to extremely rewarding job roles in areas including Sports Massage, Sports Injuries, Psychology, and Coaching.

    Students may also pursue work experience opportunities with our wide range of top employer links such as Ipswich Town FC, and many more.

    Representing the college Sports Teams

    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.

    Core Skills Covered: Confidence | Hands-on | Evaluating | Mentoring | Planning and Organising | Resilience

    Next Steps

    Students who complete this course may progress onto University, studying subjects to include Sports Coaching, Sports Development, PE Teaching, and Strength and Conditioning, or make the transition into the workforce in areas such as Leisure Centre Operations and Management, gaining an apprenticeship, Fitness, and many more.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    There is a mandatory college sports kit which can be purchased at

    Trips vary to meet the interests of student groups with information on costs available upon enrolment.