BTEC Level 3 Edexcel Diploma Suite Basketball Studies

About the course

Basketball is a rapidly growing sport in the UK and gaining in popularity in line with the rest of Europe. With excellent academic and sporting links at home and abroad, Myerscough aims to deliver in the class-room as well as on court - to help our student athletes reach their goals. This is reinforced through excellent links with the higher education sector at home and a range of overseas institutions.

The College offers a unique opportunity to study at level 3 (A level equivalent) for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of basketball and high performance sports. Basketball studies at Myerscough College will give students the opportunity to gain academic knowledge as well as be in a basketball environment like no other; supported by the Manchester Giants (BBL), MLP Academics Heidelberg (German Pro A), a host of American Colleges as well as the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Students will be given every possible basketball opportunity, which will link directly to their academic studies. Students will be involved in a course which will incorporate classroom lectures, practical sessions and industry visits which will be supported by professional players and coaches.

Course modules

Subsidiary Diploma

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for basketball.

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Psychology for sports performances

Develops understanding of the psychological dimensions of basketball and develops techniques to improve sporting performance.

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a basketball coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

The physiology of fitness

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Diploma

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for basketball.

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Psychology for sports performance

Develops understanding of the psychological dimensions of basketball and develops techniques to improve sporting performance.

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a basketball coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

The physiology of fitness

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation

Analysis of sporting performance

Explores the performance demands of sport and how to analyse it.

Instructing physical activity and exercise

Looks at designing, planning, delivering and reviewing exercise sessions which meet the needs of different client groups.

Rules, regulations and officiating in sport

Looks at the rules of basketball and the roles and responsibilities of the officials.

Sports nutrition

Provides a broad understanding of the importance of nutrition and hydration to a variety of sports participants.

Technical and tactical skills in sport

Enables learners to assess their own and others technical and tactical skills, and plan their own basketball development.

The athlete's lifestyle

Examines aspects of the athletes' lifestyles, as well as duties that they will have to undertake as part of their professional role in basketball, for example public appearances, media interviews and financial management.

90 Credit Diploma

Psychology for sports performances

Develops understanding of the psychological dimensions of basketball and develops techniques to improve sporting performance.

The physiology of fitness

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Current issues in sport

Explores issues and debates in sport throughout history and in the present day.

Exercise, health and lifestyle

Allows learners to assess the lifestyle of a basketball player, provide advice on lifestyle improvement and plan a health-related physical activity programme.

Physical education and the care of children and young people

Develop an understanding of teaching & instructing within a sports setting

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a basketball coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for basketball.

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Extended Diploma

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for basketball.

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Psychology for sports performance

Develops understanding of the psychological dimensions of basketball and develops techniques to improve sporting performance.

The physiology of fitness

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Sports nutrition

Provides a broad understanding of the importance of nutrition and hydration to a variety of sports participants.

Technical and tactical skills in sport

Enables learners to assess their own and others technical and tactical skills, and plan their own basketball development.

The athlete's lifestyle

Examines aspects of the athletes' lifestyles, as well as duties that they will have to undertake as part of their professional role in basketball, for example public appearances, media interviews and financial management.

Current issues in sport

Explores the current, and historical issues and debates in the professional sports industry.

Exercise, health and lifestyle

Allows learners to assess the lifestyle of a basketball player, provide advice on lifestyle improvement and plan a health-related physical activity programme.

Physical education and the care of children and young people

Develop an understanding of teaching & instructing within a sports setting

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a basketball coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

Analysis of sports performance

Explores the performance demands of sport and how to analyse it.

Instucting physical activity and exercise

Looks at designing, planning, delivering and reviewing exercise sessions which meet the needs of different client groups.

Practical team sports

Explores the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of team sports through practical participation.

Rules, regulations and officiating in sport

Looks at the rules of basketball and the roles and responsibilities of the officials.

Sports injuries

Provides an overview of injury prevention, identification and basic treatment. The unit also explores differing rehabilitatory interventions for common sports injuries.

Talent identification and development in sport

Enables learners to assess their own and others technical and tactical skills, and plan their own basketball development.

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma - (60 credits in 1 year)

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English Language and Maths or Science), or an Intermediate Level course (e.g. Level 2 Diploma at Pass including at least one Functional Skill at Level 2) or equivalent qualifications.

Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma - (90 credits in 1 years)

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English Language plus one course specific GCSE such as Science, Biology or PE or an Intermediate Level course (eg First Diploma at Distinction including at least one Functional Skill at level 2 in either Application of Number or Communication), or equivalent qualifications.

Level 3 BTEC Diploma (120 credits)

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English Language and Maths or Science), or an Intermediate Level course (e.g. Level 2 Diploma at Pass including at least one Functional Skill at Level 2) or equivalent qualifications.

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma - (180 credits in 2 years) (year 1 is a 90 credit stand alone Diploma)

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English Language plus one course specific GCSE such as Science, Biology or PE or an Intermediate Level course (eg First Diploma at Distinction including at least one Functional Skill at level 2 in either Application of Number or Communication), or equivalent qualifications.

Applicants for all courses in Basketball Studies are expected to show a strong commitment to the industry and a strong personal statement.

Learning and assessment

This study programme is a mix of practical sessions and underpinning theory. You will spend a time on the court or in the gym but you will also study in the classroom.

All work is assessed via assignments, presentations, practicals and reports. There are no formal examinations at the end of the course.

Progression

As a course equivalent to A Level the Level 3 BTEC Diploma is an ideal spring board for progression to a Foundation Degree or Full Degree depending on UCAS points gained.

Careers

Higher Education degree courses. Myerscough College offers Foundation Degrees, with Honours progression, in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Sports Coaching or Health and Personal Training. Professional playing careers and work within the sports sector.

Special requirements

You will require basketball kit, boots and trainers. We will make regular visits to BBL clubs and also visit clubs abroad.

Myerscough Basketball Academy

Designed to provide students with the unique opportunity to live and train as professional athletes, the Myerscough Basketball Academy will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the game, whilst studying towards academic qualifications that are designed to provide the ideal pathway to university level degree courses or the professional world of Basketball.