17th June 2017

Study Programme

Level 3 – BTEC Extended Diploma Sports Performance, Coaching & Fitness or Level 3 – NVQ Supporting the delivery of PE and School Sports 


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.

VQ Manager

Is an interactive system set up to support you through the qualification along with your day to day contact with coaches and tutor with 24/7 access to keep your studies moving in the right direction.  Work from home on the move with your mobile device, tablet or laptop.

Upload your work to your personal profile and receive feedback via online system from assessors and internal verifiers.

Manage your progress with your tutor and create realistic Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time manageable goals to create a future pathway in your career progression.