16-18: Vocational

Sport Science (Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or higher, including English and Maths.


This programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the sport and exercise sciences. Historically, the majority of learners who have completed this programme have gone onto further study at university and specialised in career pathways such as sports nutrition, physiotherapy and sports psychology.

You will study a range of theory units designed to enhance your underpinning knowledge. These include subjects such as sports nutrition, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics and research methods. Whilst the programme has a heavy focus on theory, there are a number of more practical units such as fitness testing and exercise for specific groups.

You will study eighteen units over the course of the programme. These include a range of specialist units found within the sport sciences, as well as underpinning knowledge units such as anatomy and physiology.

Sports Pathways

Add on one of our exciting Sports Pathways to your sports course! This gives you the chance to study your chosen course whilst training and competing in your specialist sport.

Here are our Sports Pathways:

  • Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Centre (offered at all campuses)
  • London Lions Basketball Academy (offered at all campuses)
  • ‘110% Beyond your Limits’ Athletics Academy (offered at all campuses)
  • Legends Boxing Gym Academy (offered at all campuses)
  • Theydon Bois Golf Academy (offered at Epping Forest and Redbridge campuses)
  • New City Fitness Personal Training Academy (offered at Hackney campus)
  • New City Coaching Academy (offered at all campuses)

Click here to find out more about our Sports Pathways.

How do I add on a pathway to my sports course?

When filling out your application for this course, you will be asked if you want to add on a pathway. Simply select your chosen pathway from the dropdown list. It’s that easy!

Select your campus option to apply

What Can This Course Lead To

Many students decide to progress to university on completion of this programme. However, you may also pursue full-time work or a sports specific internship/apprenticeship.

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Facilities for Students

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Financial Support

There are several ways we can help you cover the cost of your studies.

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