Level 3 Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness

Over a two year course you will have the opportunity to develop employability skills and knowledge in the areas of fitness programming, sports coaching and sports massage. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto Higher Education or employment in sport.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
      LVEDSPS
    • 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

    This course is aimed at students who wish to progress to university to study Sport, PE Teaching, Sports Therapy or Sports Coaching, or alternatively go into employment. This course is 80% theory and includes 20% practical.

    The Extended Diploma in Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness is a non-examination course and enables you to confidently build upon your knowledge and progress through the course.

    Some of the units studied are:

    • anatomy and physiology
    • fitness testing
    • sports nutrition
    • sports coaching
    • sports massage
    • work experience in sport
  • 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 employability skills are developed.

    They include the following:

    • reports
    • essays
    • presentations
    • interviews
    • practical observations
  • Progression Pathway

    The majority of students continue with their education following the completion of the Extended Diploma, and some choose to enter employment.

    Previous students have gone on to study the following:

    • Sports Coaching at Runshaw College
    • Sports Science
    • PE teaching (secondary/primary)
    • Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • 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.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.