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Extended Diploma in Sport (Advanced) - Level 3


As the ideal qualification for anyone considering a career in, sports science, sport therapy, PE teaching or any other sport-industry related careers, this course is a great way to kick-start your journey.

On the course, you will explore a wide range of topics including anatomy and physiology, fitness training and programming, sports therapy and much more.

Lessons are delivered in the classroom and off-site where you have the opportunity to use professional facilities to run practical projects that directly link to sports theory. This includes planning and leading sports coaching sessions across the local community and the college.

At the end of the course, you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to either progress onto university, start an apprenticeship or seek employment.

Start dates and fees

Start DateCodeAnnual FeeActions
Sep 20241403A1025FREEApply

What will I study?

Year 1

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Professional development in the sports industry
  • Practical sports performance
  • Sports leadership
  • Coaching for performance
  • Skill acquisition in sport

Year 2

  • Investigating business in sport and the active leisure industry
  • Exercise, Health & Lifestyle
  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Research Methods in Sport
  • Development & Provision of Sport & Physical Activity
  • Sports Massage
  • Sports Injury Management

Entry requirements

  • This course is only available to 16-18 year olds.
  • Grade 4 GCSE in English and maths, plus two other GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
  • Or, a Level 2 qualification in sport.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information -

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

Apply online

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