BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

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Course description

BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science:

This course is for those interested in a sport or fitness related career, or keen to progress onto a sports studies higher education course.

Course Content

Yr 1 course = 90 credits

Yr 2 course = additional 90 credits (total 180 credits)

Course units include:

Anatomy for sport and exercise
Sport and exercise physiology
Research methods for sport and exercise sciences
Research project in sport and exercise sciences
Fitness testing for sport and exercise
Exercise, health and lifestyle
Fitness training and programming
Instructing physical activity and exercise.

You will also have the opportunity to study for a CYQ Fitness Instructor Award (Level 1 in year one; Level 2 in year two) and other various Level 1 coaching qualifications (at an additional cost).

Study Methods

Lectures, workshops, group work, practical sessions, field trips and work experience.

How is the course assessed

Assignments throughout the course include reports, projects, presentations, practical work, oral work and time constrained assignments

Where next - Further Studies

Progress from the 90 credit Diploma to the Extended Diploma in Sport and

Exercise Science or apprenticeships in sports development or fitness

instructing/personal training. After completing the Extended Diploma you can progress onto a higher education course.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Jobs in the health and fitness industry or a sport related field.

Additional entry requirements

5 GCSEs grades A* - C including English and science or a relevant Level 2 qualification, or equivalent, including knowledge of anatomy and physiology for sport at distinction level. You must be able to provide an excellent school report/ reference.

Awarding body


Course reference: B39SEF (use this when contacting provider)

Course info
Start Date: Sun 01st September 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat


Hillingdon, UB8 1NQ


1 year


Full time


National Certificate/Diploma


BeginnerIntermediate Advanced

This course might be free

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