This course is delivered in partnership with the Wales Rugby League. All players will have the opportunity to receive rugby league coaching whilst studying the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport. The course will give players the best opportunity to succeed at an elite level as it will greatly increase the amount of time players are coached and physically conditioned.
What Will I Learn?
As part of your course you will study a variety of topics such as the anatomy & physiology, training and fitness, assessing risk, fitness testing for sport and exercise, sports coaching, sports development and practical team sports. Specialist areas include: sports nutrition, sports injuries, rules/regulations and officiating, exercise, health and lifestyle, psychology for sports performance and instructing physical activity and exercise.
5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh or completion of a full vocational programme at Level 2 which must also include GCSE Maths and English/Welsh at grades A*- C or equivalent such as Level 2 ESW Communications and Application of Number. Learners on this course need to have satisfactory clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
To gain the Level 3 in Sport you must complete internal assessments in all units. Assessment will cover practical skills, oral questioning, assignment work and written questions. All units are assessed, graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Fees for Part time courses starting September 2019 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2019.
Additional Fee Notes
Purchase of Kit and/or Education Trips is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied. A tailored individual package will be developed for you depending on which course you have chosen
- The course gives you the skills they need to understand the sport and recreation sector and the employment opportunities available to them on completion of the course. These qualifications can also contribute towards applications for higher education where learners can pursue degree level qualification.
Leisure or sports manager
Average salary: £25,974
Average salary: £19,500
Sports coach, instructor or official
Average salary: £20,280
Average salary: £15,756
Leisure and sports managers organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources required for the provision of sporting, artistic, theatrical and other recreational and amenity services.
Both graduate and non-graduate entry is possible. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 3 and 4. Professional qualifications may also be required for some posts.