Level 3 Edexcel Diploma Suite Sport & Exercise Science - Netball

About the course

Myerscough College is pleased to offer a new specialism within our popular Sports & Exercise Sciences portfolio; the launch of our new Myerscough Netball Division, offering high quality netball courses and training. The new Sport & Exercise Science (Netball) programme is a joint venture in partnership with Manchester Thunder Netball, reigning Super league champions; supported by international players and coaches.

Students receive high quality coaching throughout the week - from both a team and individual perspective. The course combines academic lessons, coaching sessions, physiotherapy/rehabilitation clinics, competitive fixtures and tournaments abroad. It is supported by qualified tutors and highly experienced coaches. Myerscough Netball offers the highest quality netball coaching and development available in the UK for players aged 16 and over, as well as competitive netball in the AoC/British College Sport system.

Course modules

Subsidiary Diploma

Anatomy for sport and exercise

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

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Enables learners to gain an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at to planning fitness training sessions and design fitness training programmes.

Research methods for sport and exercise

Explores data collection analysis techniques, the research process and the way in which research can be applied in a sport and exercise context.

Sport and exercise physiologyÂ

Provides an understanding of how the body physiologically reacts to the onset and continuation of physical activity. It will also consider the mechanisms of fatigue and recovery.

Sport and exercise psychology

Develops understanding of how psychology can be applied to sports performance and exercise environments.

90 Credit Diploma

Anatomy for sport and exercise

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

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Enables learners to gain an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at to planning fitness training sessions and design fitness training programmes.

Research methods for sport and exercise

Explores data collection analysis techniques, the research process and the way in which research can be applied in a sport and exercise context.

Practical team sports

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

Sport and exercise physiologyÂ

Provides an understanding of how the body physiologically reacts to the onset and continuation of physical activity. It will also consider the mechanisms of fatigue and recovery.

Sport and exercise psychology

Develops understanding of how psychology can be applied to sports performance and exercise environments.

Sports injuries

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

Sports nutrition

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

Extended Diploma

Anatomy for sport and exercise

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

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Enables learners to gain an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at to planning fitness training sessions and design fitness training programmes.

Practical team sports

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

Research methods for sport and exercise

Explores data collection analysis techniques, the research process and the way in which research can be applied in a sport and exercise context.

Sports injuries

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

Sports nutrition

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

Analysis of sports performance

Explores the purpose and importance of sports performance analysis, highlighting the multi-dimensional demands and interdependence of the different factors involved.

Applied sport and exercise physiology

Examines how the body physiologically reacts to the onset and continuation of physical activity. It also considers the mechanisms of fatigue and recovery.

Applied sport and exercise psychology

Develops understanding of how psychology can be applied to sports performance and exercise environments.

Exercise, health and lifestyle

Assesses the lifestyle of an individual and provides advice on lifestyle improvement.

Outdoor and adventurous activities

Allows learners to participate in exciting activities in the outdoors, learning and applying practical skills and techniques, further developing their leadership skills and qualities.

Research project in sport and exercise sciences

Investigates the production of a sport or exercise science-based research project applying accepted academic conventions for project design.

Sport and exercise massage

Provides an understanding of the theory and practice of sport and exercise massage techniques.

Sports biomechanics in action

Enables learners to undertake notational analysis of sport and exercise, comparing performance using either a numerical or technical model and provide feedback to an athlete or team to improve performance.

Sports coaching

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

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 year)

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 1 key skill at level 2 in either Application of Number or Communication), or equivalent qualifications.

Learning and assessment

Classes will be a mix of theory and practical and will include workshops, presentations and classroom discussion as appropraite.

Assessments will include assignments, presentations and reports. There are no formal examinations on the Level 3 BTEC Diploma.

Learners will have the opportunity to study additional qualifications alongside this study programme,including; Netball Umpiring, Coaching, NCFE and YMCA

Progression

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

Careers

Employment opportunities in Sport & Exercise Science and its related industries are currently very good. The Subsidiary, Diploma and Extended Diploma Sport & Exercise Science (Netball) provides the qualification and experience for entry into the industry at an operational level with future prospects for management.

Special requirements

1 Specialist Clothing and Equipment:

A range of optional netball clothing and equipment can be purchased from the college.

2 Extra Costs:

Optional netball tours across the country and abroad to compete.

Some optional additional qualifications.

Work experience

Students will be encouraged to find work within the industry to support their studies.

Myerscough Netball Academy

English Netball is absolutely buzzing following on from the history-making success of the National team at the Commonwealth Games in Austraila in 2018 - with their nail biting last-second victory against the home nation securing them a first ever gold medal in the sport.

Netball is already the UK’s number one female participation sport, with England Netball having more than 100,000 active members and approximately 1.4million women and girls playing netball at some point in a typical season. Myerscough College’s Netball Academy, run in partnership with Manchester Thunder, supports the growing number of students interested in a sport which has long been a key part of the sporting courses and enrichment programmes at the College.