Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science

Over a two year course you will be encouraged to develop the theoretical knowledge of the scientific principles that underpin sporting performance. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto a wide range of Higher Education sport courses.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
      LVEDSPO
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Students are taught by a wide range of exceptionally qualified staff, including professional and semi-professional athletes, who have worked in elite level sport.

    Throughout the Sport and Exercise Science course you will explore:

    • sports massage
    • sport psychology
    • exercise physiology
    • practical sport
    • sports nutrition
    • fitness training and programming
    • sports coaching

    The course consists of 80% theory and 20% practical to support progression into university and employment.

  • Entry Requirements

    For our Advanced Vocational courses our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade C/Level 4 including either Maths or English Language at Level 4 or above, and no less than a Level 3 in the other.

    Some courses and subjects will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessment methods are varied to meet the needs of all students and to ensure a wide variety of skills are developed. In sport we use a state-of-the-art online system to hand in and to mark student work. Ways that we assess include the following:

    • experiments
    • reports
    • essays
    • presentations
    • interviews
    • practical/observation
  • Progression Pathway

    Past students have progressed to:

    • York University – Sports Therapy
    • Salford University – Sports Rehabilitation
    • Edge Hill – PE and Secondary Education Teaching
    • Liverpool John Moores – Science and Football
    • UCLan – Sports Journalism
  • Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) for 16-18 Students

    Students applying for this course undertake work placements with children and vulnerable people as part of their course. It is a requirement that all students complete a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check to confirm they do not have any cautions or convictions which would put in question their suitability to work in these areas. Students who do have convictions may not be able to complete this course.

    If this is a cause for concern please speak in confidence to a member of the Schools Liaison team, contact the Head of School or discuss this at one of the College Open Evenings.

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