College Courses

BTEC NQF Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (2 years)

Course Duration

2 years

Course Info

The Level 3 BTEC sport programme allows you to achieve first-class qualifications through classroom and vocational learning, whilst building your independence and gaining valuable practical experience in the sport and leisure industry. The Diploma is the equivalent of three A Levels. Embedded within the course is football coaching and playing in order for you to enhance your practical skills and experience.

Typical units include Sport Business, Sport Development, Research Methods, Exercise, Health & lifestyle, Skill Acquisition & sport Psychology.

You may be able to undertake additional qualifications including FA Level 1 Football Coach and Duke of Edinburgh


All units are assessed with an overall grade of Pass, Merit or distinction. Students are expected to complete the learning hours and work for each unit. Units are externally assessed via formal National examinations taken in the Winter & Summer term internal assessment through coursework and external verification. You may be assessed in the following ways: Written assignments and reports, examinations, presentations, practical assessment and the delivery of coaching sessions.


Students who study this course typically progress to university, gain scholarships in America or progress to apprenticeships. Students have progressed to study a variety of courses at University to include Teaching, Paramedic Studies, Sport Science, Coaching and Therapy & Public Service courses. Alternatively, students may find employment in the sports/recreation/leisure industry e.g., sports coaching, health and fitness, Public Service.

A Foundation Degree in Sport Development & Coaching is also available at the college. See our Higher Education offer.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE Grades 4/C and above including maths and English Language
An appropriate Level 2 Qualification within sport and maths & English Language grade 4/c or above


You will be required to purchase training kit/uniform