Sports Coaching and Development Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The sports sector is a fast-growing industry. It is currently worth £39 billion to the economy and continues to grow annually. The course will meet the needs of those who aspire to work in sports coaching, teaching, therapy and conditioning or the health and leisure industry. In addition, it will enable successful learners to progress to Higher Education. 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:

    • Career in the sport and active Leisure industry
    • Health, wellbeing and sport
    • Practical sports application
    • Developing coaching skills
    • Sport development
    • Self-employment in sport and physical activity
    • Nutrition for physical performance
    • Fitness testing
    • Organising events

    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 Methods

    Assessment is through a variety of coursework-based methods including observations, presentations, case studies, assignments and sypnotics.

    Progression Options

    On successful completion 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 or leisure related setting.

Course Summary

Course Title Sports Coaching and Development Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

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

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