Level 3 Edexcel Diploma Suite Sport and Exercise Sciences

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 Sport and Exercise Sciences - encompassing practical techniques, academic knowledge and technical skills. It is a popular option for both school leavers and successful Level 2 Diploma students.

Course modules

Subsidiary Diploma

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.

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.

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 physiology

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.

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 physiology

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.

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.

Exercise, health and lifestyle

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

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.

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 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.

In addition Learning Areas may apply specific agreed aptitude assessments that assist selection.

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

Learning and assessment

This study programme incorporates a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises.You will also have the opporutnity to compelte additional qualifications alongside your main programme.

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

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 and Exercise and its related industries are currently very good. The Subsidiary, Diploma and Extended Diploma Sport and Exercise Sciences provides the qualification and experience for entry into the industry at an operational level with future prospects for management.

Special requirements

Extra Costs: Coaching Award examination fees, some enrichment activities.

Workexperience

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