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Sport and Exercise Science Level 3 Extended Diploma

Prepare yourself for a sports-related career or degree with the Sport and Exercise Science BTEC Extended Diploma. This course covers a wide range of subjects about sport and the human body, and gets you ready for a wide range of related careers, including physiotherapy, sports centre management, personal training and more.

There are six core units and twelve specialist units.

The six core subjects are:
• anatomy
• physiology
• psychology
• research methods
• research project
• biomechanics.

The specialist units cover:
• exercise
• health and lifestyle
• fitness testing
• training and fitness
• sport and exercise
• massage
• sports nutrition
• sports injuries
• sports coaching
• practical individual and team sports
• applied sport and exercise psychology
• physiology
• work-based experience in sport.

This extended diploma includes work experience, functional skills tutorials and additional qualifications. Additional qualifications include level 2 treatment and management of injuries, first aid for sport and sports massage. There are also residential visits and day trips at an additional cost. Successful completion of year one is essential for progression to year two.
You will gain knowledge and understanding about a wide range of topic areas, all of which are related to sport and leisure activities. This course will help you develop your leadership organisation and communication skills, all of which are essential in the leisure industry. At the end of the course, you will be awarded an overall grade for the two-year qualification equivalent to three A-levels.
5 or more GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths
BTEC level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills at level 2 in English and maths

If you are interested in a level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
BTEC Extended Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education. This qualification will provide you with very good preparation for going on to degree programmes in sports science, sports therapy, physiotherapy, sports studies, physical education and related subjects. It also prepares you for employment in the sport leisure, fitness and coaching industries.
You will be assessed continuously throughout the programme and given ongoing feedback to support you through the course. Your assessments will be written, practical and verbal, and give you every opportunity to achieve the maximum grade available. Some of the additional qualifications are assessed through both theory and practical examinations.

You will study these subjects through a mixture of theory and practical lessons.

The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £6,300 per year.

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BYPNDSPORTY1 Full-time Banbury


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Monday 10 September 2018

End Date :

Friday 26 June 2020
2 Years

Please note – Fees may be subject to change