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Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

Degree or Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching / Exercise and Fitness. Job within the sports industry e.g. coach, leisure attendant, gym instructor, armed forces etc.

Depending on qualifications gained after the course, jobs such as PE teacher, Sports Development Officer, Leisure Centre Manager.

Overview of the course: 

In year one, students will study for the 90 Credit Diploma. If they achieve a minimum of a merit grade in all units, they may progress to the Extended Diploma in year two. A BTEC Level 3 is a practical, work related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you will need to start a career.

The course is the equivalent of up to three A Levels on completion of the Extended Diploma. The course is split between theory and practical and includes an element of work experience of up to 72 hours, which will involve working within the sports industry. Maths and English will be incorporated into the course, depending upon entry qualifications.

Entry requirements: 

Applicants require five GSCEs at 9-4 grades, plus Maths and English at a minimum of grade 4. Exceptions may apply if a grade 3 at Maths or English is gained. Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.

Our entry requirements are in place to support our students in achieving the qualifications they have chosen to study. Following changes in the assessment and grading of GCSE’s as a result of Covid-19, all new full-time students will be regularly assessed by East Durham College at an early stage in their study programme. This is to ensure that students are enrolled onto courses which suit their abilities – following assessment, there may be occasions when learners are transferred to a relevant course at a higher or lower level in order to ensure they are enrolled onto the right course for them to achieve success.

Topics: 

The course is comprised of practical and academic elements. Subjects such as sports nutrition, sports psychology, anatomy and physiology, sports injuries, practical sports, coaching, fitness testing etc. will be the theoretical aspect.

How is the course assessed?: 

You will be assessed throughout the course in a number of different ways. These will be written assignments, presentations, production of videos and practical observations.

Further study options after this course: 

Degree or Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching / Exercise and Fitness. Job within the sports industry e.g. coach, leisure attendant, gym instructor, armed forces etc. Depending on qualifications gained after the course, jobs such as PE teacher, Sports Development Officer, Leisure Centre Manager etc.

Length of the course: 

Full Time.
The 90-Credit Diploma is the first year of a two year programme. In the second year you will complete the Extended Diploma. This full time study programme courses may also be available to study on a part-time basis if you are aged 18 or over on 31st August. Please check with Student Services for more details.

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2021

Fees: 

Fees for this course are;

Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2021

Loan funded. Contact us for details of how to apply for an Adult Learner loan, which you won’t have to start repaying until you earn over £25,725 per annum.

Alternatively you may self fund the course. If you need to pay fees they are:

£2882.00

*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (20 Oct 2021 12:15) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

To apply online for this course, please click on the 'Apply for this course' button below.
Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

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