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Sport Level 3 Diploma

This Sport Level 3 Diploma course gives an excellent introduction for those looking to build a career in sport, exercise, fitness or coaching.

Entry Requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs at grades A-C including either Mathematics or English. Successful completion of NCFE Level 2 Diploma in sport or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport.

Course Content

This course covers a large range of subjects including:

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • The physiology of fitness
  • Assessing risk in sport
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Fitness testing
  • Sports coaching
  • Practical team sports

Additional units will also guide you through sports nutrition, psychology for sports performance, sports development and organising events.

You will also have the opportunity to study additional qualifications such as First Aid, Community Sports Leaders Award and Level 2 Award in Community Sports Volunteering.

How will I be taught?

This course blends theoretical studies, practical elements and work environment workshops. Contact with a variety of coaching companies within the local area is also facilitated.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of practical assessments and a portfolio of work.

What qualifications will I get?

Level 3 Diploma in Sport

What will it allow me to do in the future?

On completion you may progress to University to study various sports- related HNDs or degrees, including teaching degrees. Alternatively, following this course you will be well placed to pursue a career in any of the following industries:

  • Public services
  • Health promotion
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports management
  • Sports development
  • The leisure industry
Further Information

All information was accurate at the time of publishing, and may be subject to change.
For general College enquiries, please call 023 9279 7979 or email college@southdowns.ac.uk.


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