Level 3 Diploma Suite Rugby League Studies

About the course

The College offers opportunity to study at level 3 (A level equivalent) for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of Rugby League Studies - encompassing practical techniques, academic knowledge and technical skills. It is a popular option for both school leavers and successful Level 2 Diploma students. The course incorporates a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises.

Course modules

Year 1

Assessing Risk in Sport

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

Exercise, Health and Lifestyle

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

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 a rugby league.

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 rugby league and develops techniques to improve sporting performance.

Sport as a Business

Explores aspects of business in rugby league and looks at how to conduct and use market research. (Extended Diploma only)

Sports Coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a rugby league 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.

Practical Team Sports

Explores the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of team sports through practical participation. (Extended Diploma only)

Year 2

Sport and Exercise Massage

Looks at the theory and practical knowledge necessary to study sport and exercise massage and how to perform a safe and effective massage treatment, which may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.

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 rugby league, for example public appearances, media interviews and financial management.

Sports Injuries

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

Organising Sports Events

Explores the concepts, knowledge, skills and qualities needed to successfully lead a rugby league event. (Extended Diploma only)

Analysis of Sports 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.

Sports Nutrition

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

Talent Identification and Development in Sport

Provides an understanding of the different predictors of talent and the ways of developing talent. (Extended Diploma only)

Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport

Enables learners to assess their own and others technical and tactical skills, and plan their own development in rugby league.

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 in 2 years)

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.

Learning and assessment

Assessments will include assignments, examinations, presentations and reports.

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

Employment opportunities in Rugby League and its related industries are currently very good. The Subsidiary, Diploma and Extended Diploma Rugby League Studies provides the qualification and experience for entry into the industry at an operational level with future prospects for management.

Special requirements

Specialist Clothing and Equipment: Rugby League kit, boots and trainers

Extra Costs: Clothing - £200