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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS Stroud
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year plus 1 year top up
Qualifications: BTEC Level 3 Diploma
Code: 117986
Cost: N/A

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Course Detail

Level 3 Sport

Full time course


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This qualification which is equivalent to two A-levels and is designed to give learners the skills, knowledge and experience needed to improve physiologically and psychologically. Learners will gain in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms behind sport and how to improve performance.

What will I study?

Modules covered may include the principles of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and programming, professional development and may include sports leadership, psychology and practical sports performance.

Work experience

Learners on this course will undertake a minimum of 36 hours work experience with local organisations in the delivery of sporting opportunities, in order to experience real-life delivery to groups of participants.

What do I need to join?

Learners will four GCSEs at grade 4, including English, maths and science. Learners must also display (at interview and a College Taster day) an enthusiasm for the industry in addition to an interest in sport and/or coaching and a keen motivation to learn.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I learn?

Sessions will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons, and, wherever possible, underpinning theory will also be demonstrated in a practical context. There will be a variety of assessment methods used (such as written assessments, observations, presentations and discussions), and learners will gain a thorough understanding of the evidence they are expected to produce.

How will I know how I am doing?

Learners will be assigned a personal tutor, who, alongside other delivery staff on the programme, will monitor progress on the course in relation to work submission, attendance, behaviour and punctuality as well as progress against a learner's individual targets.

Are there any extra costs?

Learners will be charged a materials fee, which will be used to purchase resources for the learners to use on the course, to facilitate educational study visits and to support the learning taking place.

What can I do next?

This qualification prepares you for study on one of our higher education degree programmes at SGS or, alternatively you may apply to other higher education institutions. You could also enter employment in the sport, leisure and recreation industry or apply for an apprenticeship.


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Dates & Costs

Level 3 Sport

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year plus 1 year top up
Time(s): 9am - 5.15pm
Qualifications: BTEC Level 3 Diploma
Code: 117986
Advanced Learner Loans
If you are aged 19 and over you can apply for a new Advanced Learning Loan for this course. Read more.


Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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01/09/2019 31/07/2020 9am - 5.15pm SGS Stroud
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