16-18 Courses, 16-18: Vocational

Sport Science (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

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

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 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, a higher level apprenticeship or employment.

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Financial Support

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