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This general Level 3 sports programme is designed to give you an insight into all areas of the sporting industry and allow you to see 12 topic areas over the 2 years of study, whilst retaking either an English or maths qualification as part of the course.
The qualification allows you to study a wide range of areas within the sporting industry, giving you an insight into the world of sport, providing you with better informing your next steps and career choices. This 2-year course has been tailored to give learners an opportunity to progress onto foundation degrees in sport or employment in the sporting industry. This is a full-time course.
This course will cover some of the units below:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Technical & Tactical Skills in Sport
- Practical Team Sport
- Sports Nutrition
- Fitness Testing
- Sports Coaching
Qualification Size and UCAS Points
This NCFE qualification is equivalent to 2 A Levels, giving the learner the opportunity to achieve a maximum of 112 UCAS points.
How do the Sports Academies work alongside this course?
Learners are able to access Sports Academies whilst studying at SGS College on a full-time course. Your academic studies and academy training work as a partnership, and as such, are never timetabled at the same time. This allows you to continue your development within your selected sporting discipline, whilst studying in an academic area that interests you. For example, a learner may have lectures on a Monday morning and then Academy training at WISE on a Monday afternoon.
It is not compulsory to be in an Academy to study a Sports qualification at SGS College.
What do I need to join?
Applicants will require three GCSEs at grade 4, which must include a grade 4 in either English or maths. The applicant will have the opportunity to retake a GCSE qualification in either English or maths alongside their qualification, to give them an opportunity to achieve a 4 grade in the subject.
How will I learn?
This Level 3 course is based at our dynamic and exciting WISE Campus, located within easy reach of the city of Bristol and moments away from Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood train stations.
This programme is 100% coursework based. We assess learners using a number of different methods, allowing learners to enhance these types of skills holistically throughout the course.
The types of assessment methods range from writing reports and creating posters, through to delivering practical sessions and formal presentations.
How will I know how I am doing?
Learners are given regular feedback to support their understanding of the subject’s topic areas, whilst also receiving feedback to aid the continued development of their numeracy and literacy skills.
Maths & English
English and maths qualifications will be a part of this course package. Learners will have English or maths lectures embedded into their timetable to support their academic development over the programme’s duration.
Possible careers and salaries include:
- Sports Coach - £18,000 to £35,000 depending upon experience and qualifications held
- Events Coordinator - £17,000 to £80,000 depending upon experience
- Community Sports Development - £17,000 to £48,000 depending upon experience
Average yearly salary data taken from the National Careers Services website
Every learner at SGS College is tasked with achieving a number of work experience hours during the academic year. We suggest the learner starts to consider their work experience placement at the earliest opportunity. The work experience element of the course is imperative as it provides the learner with vital insight into possible roles within the industry.
Each of our courses has a high amount of employer engagement, with the aim to expose the learner to possible destinations once the qualification has been completed. Is it these experiences and engagements that allow our learners to develop holistically, and to become industry ready.
What can I do next?
A high majority of our learner’s progress onto Higher Education Sport programmes. Following the successful completion of this qualification, learners could also apply for industry apprenticeships in the related field. Employment options after achievement include coaching roles and customer facing roles in the industry. Learners may also consider starting specific coaching qualifications with National Governing Bodies upon completion of this course.
course information last updated: Friday 23rd February 2024 @ 8.03am (4 hours ago)