Level 3

Sport and Exercise Sciences Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Southend Campus

Overview

This course will prepare you for a career in the sport industry or as a stepping stone to a Higher Education course at University. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels.

Entry Requirements

  • You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 5-9, including maths,English, science and physical education

or

Course Structure

Year one:

  • Functional anatomy
  • Applied sport and exercise psychology  
  • Specialised fitness training
  • Applied research methods in sport and exercise science
  • Sociocultural issues in sport and exercise science
  • Coaching for performance and fitness

 

Year two:

  • Sport and exercise physiology
  • Nutrition for sport and exercise performance
  • Technology in sport and exercise science
  • Sports injuries and assessment
  • Field and laboratory-based fitness testing
  • Physical activity for individual and group-based exercise
  • Research project in sport and exercise science

Assessment & Feedback

  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Exhibitions,
  • Discussions
  • Group work
  • Individual assessments
  • Four  externally assessed exams across the two year period

 

Course Cost

School Leavers, full_time: FREE

FREE to UK under 19s not in employment.

Important

Aged 18 as of 31st August 2022 and applying for Level 3 Extended Diploma?

Your application and enrolment will be for the one year Level 3 Diploma. If you wish to complete the full Extended Diploma you will need to apply for an (Advanced Learner Loan) to cover the tuition fees after successfully completing the Diploma.

For more information please contact our admissions team

email: admissions@southessex.ac.uk

What Next...

Higher education at university or college, including our BSc (Hons) Sport Studies at University Centre Southend.

Success Stories...

Celebrating Success 2022: Mia Riley

Celebrating Success 2022: Mia Riley

Course studied

Sport and Exercise Sciences Level 3 Extended Diploma

I am so glad I chose South Essex College as it has given me the independence I needed in preparation for university

Mia Riley, 17, from Southend, studied the Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science Diploma at the college’s Southend campus.

She was nominated for her award for taking on multiple extracurricular activities and qualifications through college and putting in all her effort to every academic situation.

Her tutor said: “Mia is on track to achieve the highest grade possible for her course and has improved greatly throughout her time on the course. She is an exemplary sports student and person with a great care for education and future. We wish her all the success for the future.”

Mia liked that the students were treated as adults compared to school and that she was given more independence across the two years.

She describes herself as a shy person and said it would have been easier to stay at school, however her current course sounded a lot more challenging and pushed her out of her comfort zone. 

She said: “I feel so pleased about winning the award and feel proud to receive it. I am so glad I chose South Essex College as it has given me the independence I needed in preparation for university.”

Mia will be going to Loughborough University to study sport science, physical education and coaching, with ambitions to eventually become a PE teacher.