17th June 2017

Study Programme

Level 3 – Extended Diploma Sports Performance, Coaching & Fitness

The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness route) is a 2 year programme which provides a vocational insight into various areas of the sports industry and education. It provides a solid foundation in a wide variety of sporting contexts enabling you to develop essential skills for gaining employment in the sports industry or progressing further in education. This route carries UCAS points which enables you to apply for university as well as strong work experience elements should you wish to pursue a more work based pathway.

Course content

  • Coaching and assessing sports performance
  • Sports injuries and nutrition
  • Fitness testing and training methods
  • Sports development
  • Contemporary issues in sport
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A-C or equivalent.

May take exceptions.

Assessment methods

Written reports, practical assessments, portfolios, presentations, posters/leaflets and various online assessments.

Future opportunities

As the level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels; successful candidates may progress to higher education, work or other vocational opportunities.

Further information

Further information: Learners will have the opportunity to train and play in an academy/college football league. They will be getting 6 hours a week elite training, developing technique, fitness and all around footballing ability. In the teams you will get opportunities to travel to academy training grounds like St George’s Park where England train.


Our programmes act as a foundation for you to further your career plans. Many of our former students go on to find professional work whilst others choose to apply for apprenticeships or higher education.

With this programme on your CV, nothing is impossible.

It may sound daunting or far from reality at the beginning but at the end of your qualification we will have readily prepared you for the world of work or further education.

Whether it’s advice on your career path, applying for apprenticeships or starting your own business, we can help. If you didn’t already, by the time you are finished, you will have the desire to grab every opportunity available to you.

Sports Brain

The Sport Brain™ is our unique online learning platform, that is accessible to all students and teaching staff.

Students can access their work anywhere, any time; complete their theory units and submit work online. The brain allows teaching staff the capability to mark work online, therefore creating instantaneous feedback accessible to their students.

The platform reduces planning and preparation time for lessons significantly and allows more focus on teaching, learning and student progress.

Where applicable it also improves teacher to parent partnerships as the tool gives students the opportunity to share their performance with their parents.

Each student has immediate access to their performance data including, measurement of progress towards minimum target grade and the time taken to receive feedback.

All learners are able to access their grades, assignments and feedback from home.