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BTEC Level 3 in Sport & Exercise Science or BTEC Level 3 in Sport (Coaching route) (Year 1 of 2 - Diploma)

Kingston College
Course summary
1 hour
Full time
Kingston upon Thames

Course description

What will I learn?

This is year 1 of the Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science or the Level 3 Diploma in Sport (coaching pathway), it is aimed at learners who want academic experience and who may aspire to apply to university to study a foundation degree or work in the sports coaching industry after university. There is a good balance between coursework and practical work so this course will test your knowledge and skills. This qualification is equivalent to 1 A Level, which means that when you have finished the course you may choose to go into full time employment. However, the natural progression is onto the year 2 Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science or Sport (coaching) programmes (with a maximum of 112 UCAS points being available).

The diploma is year one of the two year diploma. The course deals with the scientific themes and concepts of sport and exercise science or Sports Coaching and aims to provide studies in sport which are directly related to the changing needs of employers in specific areas of the sports industry.

Year 1 Sport and Exercise Science Pathway - Functional anatomy, Applied Sport and Exercise psychology, Specialised fitness testing and an optional unit of the students choice from a range of sport and exercise science topics.

Year 1 Sport (Coaching) Pathway - Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being, Professional development in the sports industry and an optional unit of the students choice from a range of sport coaching topics.

Year 2 - Student will progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science or Level 3 Diploma in Sport and choose subjects to suit their chosen career or university pathway.

If 90% attendance and a high grade profile in year 1 most students progress onto year 2 of the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science or Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport. Alternative routes Level 4 HNC in Sport and Exercise Science or straight into employment in teaching, sports coaching and gym instructing in the leisure and fitness industry.

Suitability - Who should attend?

What do I need to know?

Students need to have: Four GCSEs at grade C or above which ideally must include English and Mathematics; Level 2 Extended Certificate/Diploma in Sport - Merit grade; Successful interview and satisfactory reference.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

BTEC Nationals


Funding may be available for students aged 16-18. Loan options are available for students aged 19 and above. Price may vary depending upon individual circumstances.

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Kingston College - Apprenticeship Training

We have worked with large and well known employers such as British Airways, L'Oreal and South West Trains for many years. We are proud to have some of the highest success rates of any College around and we are loved...

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Contact info

Kingston College

Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston Upon Thames
KT1 2AQ London


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