Level 3

Sports Coaching and Development Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE Southend Campus

Overview

This course is aimed at those wanting to progress directly to employment, including self-employment, in sports coaching and development roles.

It is also suitable for those wishing to progress to higher education (university), where learners would have the added advantage of using this qualification to obtain part-time employment while studying.

The content of this course has been developed in discussion with employers and professional bodies so you can be certain that what you are going to learn will be directly transferable to employment in the sports industry, with specific focus on coaching and development. The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development is equivalent in size to three A Levels.  

Entry Requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade 4 and above and/or a level 2 qualification

Course Structure

Year 1

  • Developing Coaching Skills 
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport 
  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry 
  • Sport Development 
  • Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity 
  • Practical Sports Application 

Year 2

  • Applied Coaching Skills 
  • Research Project in Sport (Pearson-set) 
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport 
  • Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport 
  • Organising Events in Sport and Physical Activities 
  • Fitness Testing 

Assessment & Feedback

Each unit is assessed using a range of assessment methods, this includes: reports, essays, presentations, practical observation, consultations, posters and leaflets.  

What Next...

By completing this course you could progress on to working in the industry or Higher Education.