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Sport – BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

Course Code: 77022-01

This course focuses on all aspects of sports coaching and working the sport and active leisure industry. It is a 1 year course (equivalent to 3 A Levels). It is compulsory that you will have successfully completed the BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development prior to beginning this qualification.

Cost16-18 No Fee, 19+ £7,395.00 (Advanced Learner Loan is Available)
When September 2020Duration1 Year
LevelLevel 3AttendanceFull time

This course is designed to give you an all-round experience of the sport and active leisure sector. You will expand on your prior knowledge by developing your expertise in amongst other things, Nutrition for Physical Performance, Marketing communications, Sports Psychology and School Sport Delivery.

Work placements are a compulsory part of this course and we try to offer placements in a variety of different sectors including school, community and semi professional sport based settings. The practical experience you will gain, alongside your teaching will prepare you for the next steps of your career.

This course is backed by some major employers and professional bodies, such as: Rugby Football League, Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA), League Football Education, Skills Active and Sports Coach UK. This qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant specialist courses.

You will also have the opportunity to represent the college sports teams competing in the regional AOC league competitions.


You will study the following units:

  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Applied Coaching Skills
  • Research Project in Sport
  • Sport Development
  • Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Nutrition for Physical Performance
  • Marketing Communications
  • Sports Psychology
  • School Sport Delivery
  • Coaching skills for sports performance
  • Develop your leadership skills in school sport settings
  • Strengthen your knowledge of sports marketing practice

Internal assessment through combination of written and practical evidence.

The course is delivered in a range of settings including classrooms, sports halls, 4G sports pitches and the college fitness facility.

English and Maths at grade 4 or above, three other GCSEs including science at grade 4 or above. Successful completion of Level 3 Foundation Diploma. Satisfactory attendance record and adherence to deadlines.

This qualification provides opportunities for self-employment in the coaching and development sector as an assistant coach. It also supports progression to a range of higher education courses.

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Keighley College

Bradford Road, Keighley
West Yorkshire BD21 4HQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01535 685000
Student Absence Line: 01535 685109 / attendance@keighleycollege.ac.uk
Email: enquiries@keighleycollege.ac.uk

Exams Email: exams-KLY@leedscitycollege.ac.uk