Level 3 Sport Extended Diploma
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Academy for Sport
Do you have a passion for sport and want to build a career around the wide range of sport-based roles on offer in sports performance, participation health and fitness? If the answer is yes, then this could be the course for you.
This course will provide you with a broad understanding of a range of sport related topics. There are 14 units on the course over the 2 years.
In year 1 you will study:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Fitness Training for Health, Sport and Wellbeing
- Application of Fitness Testing
- Sports Leadership
- Sport Psychology
- Practical Sports Performance
- Professional Development in the Sports Industry
And in year 2 you will study:
- Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
- Business for Sport
- Skill Acquisition
- Research Methods
- Coaching for Performance
- Research Project
After the course you can applying for entry jobs into the sport sector,
for example jobs in Leisure and Health & Wellbeing. Apprenticeship roles
also exist in fitness, coaching and school sport and PE and we can help you
to find the right vacancy for you.
Many of our former students also go on to have a successful university
careers, either at local universities including Northumbria, Durham,
Newcastle, Sunderland and Teesside universities, as well as those further
There are no direct costs of attending this course. You may wish to purchase text books to support your studies and we will advise of the best ones to get. You can purchase a Gateshead College branded sports kit if you would like to. The cost of the core bundle, including a tracksuit and t-shirt, will be refunded to you at the start of the first term if you join one of our Sports Academies.
Funding support is also available to help cover some of these costs, for those who meet eligibility criteria.
This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.
You can get more information at our enrolment events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatever support you need, we’re here for you and will make sure you get the most out of your time at college.
We have expert teams in place to look after every single one of our students.
Our specialist teams can help with:
- Learning difficulties
- Physical and sensory disabilities
- Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Aspergers or other specific learning difficulties
- Mental health and well being
- Exam access arrangements
- Money, finance and bursary advice
- Careers advice, job and university applications