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Sports Studies or Sport Science Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma

What can this course lead to?

Sports Studies
The course includes a broad range of elements, and will give you the choice to
study other sports areas at university such as sports coaching or sports development. The skills you’ll develop on this course open up a wide range of career opportunities in sport such as health and fitness, high level sports coaching, sports research or sports therapy.

Sports Science
The course includes science based elements, and will give you the choice to study other sports areas at university. You can also go on to study sports science at university or follow a career in health and fitness, high level sports coaching, sports research or sport therapy/ physiotherapy.

Who is it for?

This course deepens the specialist work– related focus from previous qualifications already gained by individuals and is broadly equivalent to three A Levels.

The qualification is designed to provide highlyspecialist, work–related experiences in a range of professions within the sports sector and provide individuals with opportunities to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 specific qualification.

This will provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment and provide career development opportunities for those already in work. It will give learners the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

This is equally as suitable for learners who may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a higher education foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or degree.

What is covered?

Sport Studies
You will study 19 units – examples include:

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports injuries and sports massage

Depending on your entry qualifications you will also have the opportunity to complete additional qualifications such as the following:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 2 Indoor Cycling

Sport Science
This course will allow you to study and understand the science behind sport and
physical activity. Looking at biomechanics and sports analysis you will be perfectly placed to design and understand sporting needs of individuals. This qualification will include a range of mandatory, optional and specialist pathways units, allowing you to really focus on what is right for your chosen career path.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above and must include English and maths or a relevant level 2 qualification.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 19-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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