Sport and Exercise Sciences (Advanced) BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

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Park Lane Campus - A Block

If you plan on a scientific or medical career in sport our specialist Sport and Exercise Sciences programme is for you. You will develop your knowledge in coaching, fitness training, and research methods. You’ll be assessed in a variety of methods including leading coaching sessions, administering treatments, presentations, reports, and video submissions.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Coach for performance and fitness purposes.
  • Develop your understanding of sports and exercise psychology.
  • Deliver physical activity for individual and group-based exercise.
  • Gain an understanding of functional anatomy.
  • Entry Requirements

    English and maths GCSEs at grade 4 or above and three other GCSEs including science at grade 4 or above. Level 2 diploma at Merit grade with English, maths and science at grade 4.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include degree level study, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Fee (Adult)

    £2,710 plus exam fee of £172   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

    Course Facts


    This is a two year course and will receive a qualification for each year.

    Labour Market

    By 2024, the sports coaching, sports instructing, and sports officials sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 3.1%. (EMSI, 2019)

    Student Testimonial

    “I originally trialled for the Under 19s Academy at Leeds Rhinos and got into the squad. I trained there for a few months and the women’s team invited us for a few training sessions. From those training sessions, I was soon promoted to the women’s squad... “My ambition is to continue representing my country at future games. Leeds City College is helping me achieve my goals which I am grateful for.” - Caitlin Beevers, Sport and Exercise Sciences student.
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