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Sport: Coaching and Physical Education, Extended Diploma
What will I do on this course?
This Level 3 Sport course combines academic study with the development of practical skills and knowledge. You’ll become highly proficient in sports development, coaching and fitness and will be able to progress to a university-level course.
The course covers a range of units including sports performance analysis, the physiology of fitness, sport performance psychology, sport coaching, sports development, exercise for specific groups, anatomy and physiology in sport, nutrition, fitness testing, practical team sports, and sports injuries.
You’ll also develop your English and maths skills to the level that most employers look for.
How will I be assessed?
This qualification is assessed by exams, coursework, presentations and practical activities.
What could I do after this course?
After this course, you’ll be qualified for a range of roles in the sport and leisure industry including fitness instructing and training, sports leadership and coaching. You could increase your skills with a specialist fitness or personal training course at Weston College, or a Sports Studies Foundation Degree at University Centre Weston.
Five GCSEs at grade 4/C and above, including English and maths.
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What Our Students Say
Chloe Carchrie, Sport and Exercise Science
“I have had many opportunities to represent the college and have revieved excellent coaching”
Former school: Priory
Course: Sport and Exercise Science
What next? Chloe aims to pursue netball as a career, study at degree-level, and would like to teach sport.