Level 3 Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness), Study Programme

Course code: SFWH101P

Subject area: Sport

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 1st Jul 2022

Witney Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01993 703464

The Sport Coaching, Fitness and Sports Development Course will give you the fundamental skills needed to progress and gain a career within the realm of sport. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching, Fitness and Development is a full-time vocational qualification that is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

On this course you will learn about a wide range of topics of the sporting industry from the human anatomy, to fitness training and testing, to how sport is changing around us in sports development. You will be completing the course in both theory and practical lessons where you will be completing assignments that are reflective of both environments.

Fundamental aspects of the course include working with members of the group and developing a wider aspect of the sports industry and how to conduct yourself as a professional. Coaching and fitness are key elements of the course and this is continually reinforced throughout the course.

The course is made up of 10 units that range from understanding and developing knowledge of the body to completing physical fitness tests and 6 week training programmes. The course offers a breadth of knowledge and information surrounding the realm of sport and as learners, you will be tasked with completing different forms of assessment to show your understanding in each unit.

Each unit consists of around 5 assignment (depending on unit size) and the grading system is from Pass to Merit to Distinction.

On the course you will be tasked with developing your coaching abilities by planning and delivering lessons, as well as working with individuals to complete a 6 week training programme and a training diary to reflect your progress. Elements of the course will focus on sports development and how sport is changing around us with barriers to sport and initiatives to develop and promote sports.

This course not only prepares you for the sporting industry, but gives you first hand experiences of a range of sports and module related trips and visits.

The units you will study over the duration of the course:
Year 1:
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
• Professional Development in the Sports Industry•Sports Leadership
• Application of Fitness Testing
• Practical Sports Performance
• Sport Psychology

Year 2:
• Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
• Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry
• Skill Acquisition in Sport
• Principles and Practices for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
• Coaching for Performance
• Research Methods in Sport
• Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport
• Sport Injury Management
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching, Fitness and Development provides a natural route into higher education for courses such as Foundation Degrees and Honours Degrees in sport related disciplines.

A majority of students that finish the sports course tend to progress to university to study a range of course including:

• Sports, Coaching and Physical Education
• Sports and Event Management
• Sports and Exercise Science
• Strength and Conditioning
Joining this study programme is subject to a satisfactory interview and the following achievements:
At least 5 x GCSE grade 4/C or above including either English or maths, or at least achievement of a merit at a full Level 2 qualification and GCSE grade 4/C or above in English or maths
A fee of approximately £80 for uniform will need to be paid directly to the supplier. Further information on this will be given during induction.

Study trips and visits linked to modules will be arranged as part of your programme of study. Any applicable fees regarding these trips will be advised at the start of the course.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £55.00

Total Cost: £55.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £7,395.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £55.00

Total Cost: £7,450.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £55.00

Total Cost: £55.00

Year 1:
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport Coaching & Fitness
Year 2:
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching & Fitness