BTEC Level 3 in Sport & Exercise Science (Year 1 of 2 - Extended Diploma)

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BTEC Level 3 in Sport & Exercise Science (Year 1 of 2 - Extended Diploma):

The Diploma is year 1 of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, it is aimed at learners who want academic experience and who may aspire to apply to university. There is a good balance between coursework and practical work so this course will test your knowledge and skills. This qualification is equivalent to 11/2 A Levels, which means that when you have finished the course you may choose to go into full time employment. However, the natural progression is onto the year 2 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science Programme (with a maximum of 168+ UCAS points being available).

If topping up into year two most students progress to university to study a range of Sport Science subjects. Recent graduates have secured places in Physical Education, Sports & Exercise Science, Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy at Russell Group universities (Bath, Exeter, Manchester Met, Durham, Nottingham, Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff & Kings).

The Diploma is a one year programme that is equivalent to 11/2 A Levels. The course deals with the scientific themes and concepts of sport and exercise science and aims to provide studies in sport which are directly related to the changing needs of employers in specific areas of the sport science industry.

Year 1 - Functional anatomy, Applied sport and exercise psychology, Specialised fitness testing, Coaching for performance and fitness, Applied research methods for sport & exercise Science and an optional unit of the students choice from a range of sport and exercise science topics.

Year 2 - Student will progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science and will chose subjects to suit their chosen career or university pathway.

If 90% attendance and a high grade profile in year 1 most students progress onto the year 2 of Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science. Alternative routes Level 4 HNC in Sport and Exercise Science or straight into Higher Education courses such as Physical Education, Sports Science, Sports Therapy or Sports Management, employment in teaching, sports coaching and gym instructing in the leisure and fitness industry.

Additional entry requirements

Students need to have five GCSEs at grade C (or 4) or above which must include English, Mathematics and Science. Level 2 Extended Certificate/Diploma in Sport - Distinction grade. Successful interview and satisfactory reference.

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Start Date: Sun 01st September 2019


Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2AQ


1 year


Full time


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More info: Funding may be available for students aged 16-18. Loan options are available for students aged 19 and above. Price may vary depending upon individual circumstances.

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