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L3 Sport and Exercise Science Level 3 | BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

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Unconditional Places to Full-Time Applicants

Due to the uncertainty around how long the Covid-19 outbreak will last, it has been agreed for the immediate future that we will be offering unconditional places to full-time (not University Level) applicants who apply to SGS College.

Once you apply for your course, you will receive a communication offering you a place.

You just need to accept the offer, if you wish to.

We will then be in touch to discuss the offer once the Covid-19 risk reduces.


Learn more about Sport & Exercise at SGS College


The Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science is intended for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress into higher education and ultimately into employment in the sport sector. This qualification includes four mandatory units and a number of optional units. The four mandatory units are: • Functional anatomy • Applied sport and exercise psychology • Applied research methods in sport and exercise science • Coaching for performance and fitness. The content allows learners to concentrate on the development of their practical skills and the broad knowledge required for entrance into higher education programmes in sport and exercise science. The two additional units have been designed to support progression into a variety of sport courses in higher education and to link with relevant occupational areas.

What do I need to join?

Learners will require five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English, Maths and Science.

How will I know how I am doing?

A variety of assessment methods will be used to measure your progress from your start point and against your expected outcomes and target grade. These may include practical tasks and assessments, written assignments, performance reviews, presentations and discussions. 40% external examination and 60% internal assessment will apply on this programme. Progress will be discussed with your tutor and other delivery staff on the programme.

Maths & English

As part of the ethos of upskilling our learners, opportunities to improve their maths and English will be identified in lessons and throughout the course.


We aim to provide you with the skills required to be able to progress into further study and training or employment upon completion of your programme of study. Key attributes required by employers are that individuals be enthusiastic, motivated, presentable (in some instances in company uniform), organised, articulate, able to think 'outside the box', business-like and enterprising, and that they have a 'can-do' attitude. We work on all these areas throughout the duration of your programme of study, and your tutor(s) will provide feedback on progress made, as well as areas for development.

Work Experience

As part of your overall programme of study, learners will be required to undertake a period of work placement related to the field of employment they wish to enter. Our Work Placement Team will assist learners in gaining a placement and ensure that you are on track to achieve, whilst liaising with your course tutors to ensure that the opportunity to practice necessary employability skills is available at college.

What can I do next?

Learners who successfully complete the programme can either gain an apprenticeship, enter the industry or continue with their studies through to Level 3, Year 2 (Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science). Following on from successful completion of Year 2, learners may be eligible to progress into higher education.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 31st March 2020 @ 11.11am (1 day ago)

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