Sport Level 3

Start Date
Course Course
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

This is an academic sports course providing a pathway to a range of sport-based degrees at university. Students will study a variety of units such as anatomy and physiology, fitness testing, skill acquisition, sports coaching and leadership. The course comprises both classroom and practical, sport-based learning and features various assessment methods that will prepare you for further academic study.

Key Units

The course comprises of 14 units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Leadership
  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Research Methods in Sport
  • Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Investigating Business in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Skill Acquisition in Sport
  • Principles and Practices of Outdoor Adventurous Activities
  • Sports Injury Management
  • Work Experience in Active Leisure

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE's grade 4/C or above (or equivalent), including English Language and Maths


Where does this Lead

Successful completion of this study programme will equip students with the knowledge and skills to progress on to a range of Bsc (Hons) degrees in Sport, including the college's foundation degrees:

Future Opportunities

Career opportunities related to this study programme include areas such as:

  • PE Teaching
  • Sports Coaching and Leadership
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Development

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Extra Costs

  • Additional qualifications/activities (e.g. NCS, Duke of Edinburgh)
  • DBS check 
  • Course polo-shirt
The approximate cost of the above items/activities is £150.

Students in financial hardship may be eligible to apply to the Student Support Fund for support with course related expenses.

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