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Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (Advanced) - Level 3


A popular course for many sports enthusiasts, this course is a great first step for anyone looking to work in the sports science industry.

Exploring different areas of sports science, you will participate in lessons and conduct fitness studies in our dedicated sports lab, filled with professional fitness testing equipment.

You'll also be presented with a wealth of opportunities to work with our sports teams as an analyst, sports journalist or even help to run a sports science business with our in-house learning companies.

Our direct links with Nottingham Trent University and local employers have allowed us to develop course programmes that give you the skills and confidence required for further study or employment. The course content has been designed to mirror university modules so you have the best chance of progressing to higher education.

If this course sounds like the perfect option for you, why not apply today!

Start dates and fees

There will be a kit/uniform to purchase.

Start DateCodeAnnual FeeActions
Sep 20244876A1061FREEApply

What will I study?

Year 1: 

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Coaching for performance and fitness
  • Specialised fitness training
  • Sports Injuries

Year 2: 

  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Field and Lab based fitness testing
  • Nutrition for sport and exercise performance
  • Research project in sport and exercise science
  • Biomechanics in sport and exercise
  • Sports massage
  • Physical activity for individual and group based exercise

Entry requirements

  • This course is only available to 16-18 year olds.
  • Grade 4 in English, Grade 4 in maths, Grade 4 in science
  • Plus two other GCSEs at grade 4.

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.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical and task-based work
  • Projects
  • Assignments
  • Case studies
  • Observation
  • Presentations

What can I progress onto?

*As we are a partner college of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), you may qualify for various benefits should you choose to apply to NTU after completing your college course. This could include a Progress NTU offer, where you would receive an offer one grade below their standard offer. For instance, a typical offer for one of their courses might require 128 UCAS tariff points. With Progress NTU, your requirements would be 120 UCAS tariff points. For further details, please call us on 0808 100 3626 or discover more about this benefit here.

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How do I apply?

Apply online

Next steps

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