Level 3 Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences
Full time course
This highly specialised course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career or HE pathway that focuses on the application of scientific principles to sports performance and coaching. The qualification is equivalent to three A-levels and is designed to reflect both practical and theoretical aspects of sport across a range of disciplines.
What will I study?
Modules covered include the principles of anatomy and physiology, fitness testing and training, research methods, sports coaching and the analysis of sports performance.
What do I need to join?
Learners will have five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English, maths and science.
How long is the course?
How will I learn?
Lectures will be a good mixture of theory and practical-based sessions. Students will not only achieve this qualification but also a functional skills qualification in English, Maths and IT.
How will I know what I am doing?
This qualification prepares you for study on one of our higher education degree programmes at SGS or, alternatively, you may apply to other higher educations institutions. You could also enter employment in the sport, leisure and recreation industry.
What can I do next?
There are opportunities to continue into Higher Education or employment. The science element of the course holds increased weight with universities due to the STEM agenda.