Sports Science - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma


About the course

If you are aged 16-18 and interested in sports, nutrition and the treatment of sports injuries, this could be the course for you. In addition to studying the core sciences, nutrition and physiology, you will also have access to a sport science lab, a new gym (designed specifically for Sport Science Classes), and access to an indoor sports hall. It's the idea introduction to a Higher Education course in either Sports or Exercise, or as a first step to a career in the growing sports and leisure industry.

You will need four GCSEs at grade C or above (including any two of Science, Maths and English Language). Alternatively you can have a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science (at Merit or above), with English and Maths as part of a Functional Skills module.

Applicants will also need a good reference from a school or employer. You will complete an interview and assessment prior to enrolment.

All students will complete an interview and assessment prior to enrolment.

The course includes core sciences, anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, sports psychology and sports nutrition. You may complete options in coaching, fitness appraisal, biomechanics, practical team sports, sports massage and current issues in sport. The course is taught by specialist sports science staff.

Assessment is continuous and focuses on practical tasks and an extended project. There will be occasional written tests to demonstrate your understanding.

The course is worth three A Levels, so can serve as your entry to a full degree. It also opens doors to a career in a number of areas in Sports and Exercise, including Sports Science, Coaching, Sports Therapy or Sports Nutrition. 

I cannot speak highly enough of Candi

Desiree Henry

Desiree Henry

Studied: BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Destination: Competing for Great Britain in the 4x100m

Desiree is a 200m World Youth Champion as well as being the fastest U18 in the world for 200m, and the fastest U20 in Europe over 200m. In 2014 she won Gold in the women’s 4x100m at the European Championships in Zurich.

Whilst competing at elite level athletics, Desiree has studied Sport Science at the Centre for Applied Sciences.

She was bestowed with the great honour of lighting the Olympic cauldron at the London 2012 opening ceremony. Desiree also won the Student of the Year Award for 2013.

“I cannot speak highly enough of Candi.” Desiree said. “The College has provided me with the perfect environment to learn about my passion – sport, and has given me the support I need to compete and train.

“If you come to this College and work hard you will succeed and make a lot of friends along the way.”

Course information

Start date
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09 September 2019

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Course level
Level 3
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2 Years
Applied Sciences
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers
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