16-18 Courses, 16-18: Vocational

Sport (Level 3 Diploma)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

GCSE Average Points Score: 3.5, Grade 4 English Language GCSE, Grade 4 Maths GCSE, 5 GCSEs at Grade 4

Course information

If you are interested in a career in sports science, coaching, development sports therapy, or teaching this is the course for you. You will study towards the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Performance and Development, which will develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen career.

Key topics include:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • fitness training and programming
  • sports leadership
  • sports coaching
  • sports psychology
  • application of fitness testing
  • professional development in the sports industry
  • practical sports performance
  • sports injury management
  • research methods
  • development and provision of sport
  • investigating business in sport
  • skills acquisition in sport
  • principles and practices in outdoor activities

The course is assessed through a combination of exams and assignments, upon completion of this qualification you will have the equivalent of 3 x A Levels after 2 years.

As you progress through the programme you will enhance your understanding of a wide variety of topics and undertake some practical elements as well as the looking into the theoretical aspects of the sports industry and this will help set you up for progression either into the work place or moving into Higher Education.


Sports Pathways

We offer a range of Sports Pathways which can be added alongside your courses.  These pathways give you the chance to study your chosen course whilst training and competing in your specialist sport.

  • Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Centre
  • London Lions Basketball Academy
  • 110% Beyond your Limits Athletics Academy
  • Legends Boxing Gym Academy
  • New City Fitness Personal Training Academy
  • New City Coaching Academy

Click here to find out more about our Sports Pathways.


Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Programme

We have partnered with the world-famous Tottenham Hotspur to offer all students a fantastic opportunity to develop a career in the sports sector.

Our partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club gives male and female students a fantastic insight and experience of the coaching process and help further develop and support elite sports performance.

This programme is designed for students who want a career in the sports industry, primarily in coaching and training. You will be trained by qualified coaches from Tottenham Hotspur and visit the Tottenham Hotspur's Training Centre.

You will receive the very highest standards of coaching and sports industry knowledge, which will enhance your employability skills. This programme can be added to any 16-18 full-time sport and fitness course.

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What Can This Course Lead To

Progress to university, further study or employment.

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Financial Support

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