Introduction to the course

During this Sport and Fitness Level 3 diploma, you will achieve 90 credits in year 1, and a further 90 credits in year 2, enabling you to achieve the 180 credits Extended Diploma in Sport. The 90-credit diploma is broadly equivalent to 2 A levels, and the 180-credit diploma is equivalent to 3 A levels.

During this course, you’ll develop these key skills:

· Practical sporting activities (in a new, state-of-the-art sports hall and gymnasium)

· Classroom-based activities promoting team-building and cooperation

· Presentation skills

· Report-style writing in preparation for university

You’ll also benefit from the following learning opportunities:

· University trips

· Coaching opportunities

· Work experience placements in a sports and leisure environment

· Enrichment activities and free gym membership

· Access to sports academies to practice activities including football, martial arts and basketball

You’ll be required to take eight units in total; seven of these will be compulsory, and you’ll get to choose the eighth unit. The compulsory units are:

· Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

· The Physiology of Fitness

· Assessing Risk in Sport

· Fitness Training and Programming

· Sports Coaching

· Sports Development

· Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

What do I need?

The course is geared toward learning about various aspects to succeed in the sport and leisure industry. It aims to equip all learners with beneficial skills, which can eventually lead to higher education or the professional working environment, with the ongoing support of CONEL College.

To study this course, you’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C, or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit grade. During the course, you will be required to coach young people of mixed abilities, so good communication skills are essential.

How is the course taught?

This course involves a mixture of classroom and practical activities.

Your final unit can be chosen from the following:

· Practical Team Sports

· Practical Individual Sports

· Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

· Sports Nutrition

· Current Issues in Sport

· Leadership in Sport

· Exercise, Health and Lifestyle

· Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise

· Psychology for Sports Performance

· Sports Injuries

· Sport and Exercise Massage

· Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport

· Organising Sports Events

· Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People

· Sport as a Business

· Work Experience in Sport

· Sports Facilities and Operational Management

· Sports Legacy Development

· Profiling Sports Performance

· Research Investigation in Sport and Exercise Sciences

· Laboratory and Experimental Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and an exam.

What does it lead to?

Once you’ve finished this course, you’ll have the opportunity to top it up to the Sport DCF 180-Credit Extended Diploma Level 3, which is equivalent to 3 A levels. This course also leads to university study, an apprenticeship or employment in the sporting sector.

Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date - Study Mode
Enfield Centre 2 Sep 2019 - 3 Jul 2020 - Daytime

Course Code: DD3MSPR1 / 19DA11Z

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
If you are over 18, fees may apply. Click here for information on financial help available to you.

If you are aged 24+ click here for information on financial help available to you. This course is eligible for a loan.

Information on how to apply
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What are the levels?



Kyron Williams

Everyone at College helped me to focus and believe in myself. I’m getting better all the time – I love the buzz of pushing myself to go faster. - He ran for Great Britain’s Under-19 100m relay team alongside his studies.

Kyron Williams Sports and Fitness BTEC Diploma Level 3

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