Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence
- September 2021
The purpose of the Level 3 Performance and Excellence is to develop and progress students towards their intended career pathway of working within sports performance destinations within the industry. Bridging any knowledge gaps from finishing GCSEs to their course.
During their academic journey students will be provided with opportunities and experiences which will aid their development and help them engage with those from the industry they are aiming to become part of. The course allows learners to study alongside training and competing in their desired sport to enable them to reach the highest standards they can.
Successful completion of Year 1 will see learners receive a Foundation Diploma, which can be topped up to an Extended Diploma by completing Year 2.
Year 1 Units: Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training, Professional Development, Sports Leadership, Practical Sports Performance, technical and tactical and Application of fitness.
Year 2 Units: Coaching for Performance, Research Methods, Sports Development, Investigating Business, Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology and Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport.
Your timetable will also consist of tutorial sessions, learning support sessions and (if required) English and Maths.
Why Our College?
Our sports facilities are among the best in the region and include the largest indoor tennis venue in the East of England, 3G pitches and gym and fitness centre.
Large, growing industry
The sport, health and fitness industry is worth £20bn and growing.
Industry expert teachers
You will learn from expert teachers with extensive experience in the industry.
4 GCSE’s 9-4 (including English Language and Mathematics)
Assessments are conducted in a variety of ways. You will be assessed by external exams for 2 of your units each year. The rest of the assessments can consist of assignment based assessment, observations, presentations and interviews.
Following completion of this course you can either progress onto University, an Apprenticeship or Employment.
The development and leadership pathway provides a chance for students to develop skills, knowledge and experience which could lead to career in; Athlete development and analysis, sports coaching, sports development, PE teaching, activities leader, swimming teacher, sports event organisation and more.