Level Three BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sport/National Extended Diploma in Sport
This course is an ideal progression route for those aiming for Higher Education. The first year provides you with a really good grounding in the key areas of Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness training and Programming, Sports Leadership, Fitness testing and Sport Event Organisation. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a sports leaders qualification as well as having regular practical sport sessions. Within the second year of the programme, there will be an opportunity to undertake further sports leadership qualifications as well as some specialist training programmes such as FA learning. The course comprises BTEC-set assignments and two examined units. Projects and assignments are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. This course is equally suitable for school leavers and mature students.
This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part time course for adults aged 19 and over. Please ask learner services for details.
What will I study?
- Anatomy and Physiology
Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Application of Fitness Testing
Fitness, Training and Programming
Practical Sport Performance
Sports Event Organisation
Research Methods in Sport
Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry
Sport Performance Analysis
Coaching for Performance
Skills Acquisition in Sport
Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
All study programmes contain English and Mathematics elements.
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed through a combination of external examinations and internally assessed assignments and practical activities. Coursework and practical assessments are based on realistic workplace situations.
- A Level Two BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport at merit level or above
Four GCSEs at grades A*-C/4-9 including Maths and English
Appropriate work experience
Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course
An initial assessment
References to support your application
Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.
Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.
Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.
You could go on to employment in the sport and leisure industry obtain a sports apprenticeship or progress onto a higher education course. If you decide to go onto higher education you could take a degree in subjects such as sports studies, leisure management, sports coaching and teacher training or our Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and BSc (Hons) Sports, Coaching and Health Sciences (Top-up).
For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.