Course


Extended Diploma in Sport Level 3

Study Level


Level 3

Course Code


AEU00YHLF3

Location


Lowestoft Campus

Duration


2 Years

FT / PT


Full-time

Over the year you will study a variety of practical, theoretical and applied sport and fitness topics. Units include:

  • Sports coaching
  • Leadership in sport
  • Practical team/Individual sport
  • Sports Psychology and development
  • Fitness testing, training and programming
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sports injuries and massage

Students from the Level 2 and Level 3 programmes can access a range of work experience opportunities.

Links with local schools have helped to develop students’ experience of coaching pupils and they have also been able to organise a number of events at the schools with a sporting theme.

A partnership with the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation has also helped to develop their coaching skills. The Foundation delivers training to people with mild to complex learning needs and the students have also been delivering training to students from the college.

Students on the programme have also benefited from regular free access to Waveney Sports Centre thanks to a partnership with Sentinel Leisure Trust. The students have been able to use top-of-the-range facilities and equipment and have also been able to put their knowledge in to practice through work experience placements offering coaching to members.

There are also chances to volunteer at local sporting events and trips to elite sports venues to study the impact of elite sport on performance and potential employment routes in to elite sport.

A number of men’s and ladies’ sports teams have been established and there are opportunities to take part in fixtures locally, regionally and nationally such as the AOC (Association of Colleges) National Football Competition, National Rugby Competition and Suffolk League Basketball.

Requirements

Four subjects at GCSE grade 4 or above (including English and maths)

Assessment

Assessment will be through the successful completion of a portfolio of evidence. Evidence will be generated through:
– Practical assessments
– Demonstrations
– Group assessments
– Self-reflection
– Written assessments

Progression

Completion of this course offers a variety of opportunities to progress your career. You could go on to study a range of courses at university, such as Sports Sciences, Sports Coaching, Sport and Exercise Development or Sports Journalism. A range of work-based training opportunities, such as apprenticeships, would also be available to you. Our students have progressed on to courses at a higher level or found employment working in a variety of roles within the sports industry including personal trainer, sports analyst, sports official, sports psychologist and physiotherapist.

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