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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.
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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, presentations, case studies, assignments and sypnotics.
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 Title||Sports Coaching and Development Extended Diploma Level 3|
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.
I have found the support from the staff invaluable. Their ability to pass on their knowledge and the help they’ve given me with my assignments has meant I’ve been able to reach my full potential.
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