Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
What is this course about?
The Level 3 Extended Diploma is an advanced course that investigates current issues and principles around the development of sports coaching and fitness. This involves aspects of sports coaching and development, exercise for specific groups, talent identification and organising sports events. This is a theory and practical based course. You will be provided with the knowledge and practical skills required to work in or study at higher levels in the fields of sports development, sports coaching, fitness instructing and physical education. This course has excellent links with schools and charitable sporting foundations that enable students to gain valuable field based coaching and leadership experience, making it an ideal qualification for those interested in this area.
4 GCSEs grade A*-C, BTEC First Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 2 or Intermediate
qualification. All applicants will require a GCSE in English grade A*-C or
equivalent. You will have a pre induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.
How is it taught
The course is delivered through a wide range of teaching and learning styles. Students will use the latest IT facilities to investigate aspects of the subject area, promoting research and independent leaning skills, which will be supported and put into use in real life situations both inside and outside of the college environment. An extensive range of employers from the industry area will be involved in the support and delivery of the subject material. Student involvement is encouraged at all times to help your learning and understanding.
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed through a varied range of assessment methods. These will include; written assignments, group and individual presentations, role play, practical observation, report writing, poster presentations and oral questioning. The assessments take place throughout the course so you will not have to face any final exams at the end to pass the course. You will be able to monitor your assessments and progress at any stage.
What else do I need to know?
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is a vocational qualification which is recognised by employers for the skill it provides in a specific subject area and is accepted by colleges and universities as equivalent to three A-Levels.
What could I do next?
The Extended Diploma is a vocational qualification which is recognised by many employers in the sports industry and is therefore likely to result in enhanced employment prospects. Alternatively you could progress to a University degree programme.