Sport Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course will meet the needs of those aspiring to pursue a career in sport (coaching, teaching, therapy and conditioning) and the health and leisure industry. The broad study base provides a variety of experiences and the opportunity to acquire knowledge across a diverse range of subjects. This course also provides an exciting opportunity to complete work experience across Europe. We currently work alongside schools in Italy to help develop and improve students’ understanding of coaching, and the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Units may include: Anatomy and physiology Sports leadership Practical sports performance Coaching for performance Sports analysis Outdoor adventurous activities Instructing physical activity Assessing risk in sport

Assessment Methods

The course involves a mixture of theory and practice relating to sport, recreation, leisure and physical education. It includes work experience, residential in the UK and abroad, and coaching and officiating qualifications. Assessment is through a variety of coursework-based methods including observations, case studies, assignments and exams.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course, you may choose to progress into Higher Education by studying the Foundation Degree in Sports Science with Sports Coaching Education at University Centre Somerset in Taunton. Alternatively you may find employment in a sport related setting as an Instructor, Administrator or Sports Development Officer.

Course Summary

Course Title Sport Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 (A* to C) range, with either English or maths
preferred, or a Merit profile in a relevant Level 2 qualification.

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This course has taught me a lot of useful skills like being organised to help prioritise my workload and meet deadlines and communicating effectively which is essential when coaching sports.

Alicia Dias

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