Diploma in Performance & Excellence Level 3
How would you like to turn your passion for sport into a future career? Our Sport and Leisure courses will help you discover the exciting opportunities available in this dynamic industry. From teaching to coaching, refereeing to sports therapy, we’ll give you the skills to get your career off the starting blocks.
Duration: Two year
Starting date: September 2018
Location: SRC Bede
What will I study?
This course is the equivalent to 2 A levels, it is designed to give learners the skills, knowledge and experience needed to improve physiologically and psychologically and offer a potential route to further study at Higher Education level. Learners will study 7 Core Modules to build on their knowledge from the L3 Subsidiary Diploma.
How will I learn? How will I be assessed?
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 (written assessments, observations, presentations and discussions being some) and learners will have a thorough understanding of the evidence they are expected to produce.
What are my career opportunities following completion of this course?
This course is designed to lead on to HE in courses such as Sports and Fitness, Sports Coaching, Sports Science etc. On completion of the course students can achieve up to 280 UCAS points and progress onto HE/employment.
What days and times does the course run?
The level 3 programme runs over one academic year as a top up option after completing the subsidiary diploma. This is a full time programme which runs over four/ five days. Monday to Friday 8.55 am to 4.10 pm.
Successful completion of the BTEC L3 Subsidiary Diploma or a minimum of four GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above which must include either English Language or maths. Grades 7, 6, and 5 are preferable as is a sporting/ fitness background.
Why English and Maths matter…
Working in sport and fitness you may need to complete medical questionnaires, create fitness plans, calculate body mass index, heart rates, work out calorie consumption and record results.
What else do I need to know?
Modules covered include Anatomy & Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Fitness Testing and Psychology for Sport Performance and other optional units to make up the 120 credits required.
3 Reasons to join us: Great student environment, high success rates and opportunities to achieve extra vocational qualifications