Sport - Level 3

Course Code: TS1FE20

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Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and expertise in order to build a career within the fitness, leisure and sports industry. The course is for those wishing to study the coaching, sports development and fitness aspects. You will be able to analyse the health and fitness, design exercise programmes, analyse human movement, treat and prevent sports injuries, develop your knowledge of individual and team sports and organise sports events.

 You will study the following units:

First Year Units- Subsidiary Diploma (1 A Level)

  • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport
  • Physiology of Fitness
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Fitness Testing for sports and exercise
  • Exercise, Health & Lifestyle 
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Practical Team Sports  

After your first year, you will progress into year 2 to complete the full BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport, equivalent to 2 A Levels. To gain entry to the second year you will need minimum 90% attendance and to meet your target grade (TG).  Your target grade is set from your GCSE results. Your tutor will tell you more about this in induction.

Second Year Units:  Diploma in Sport (120 credits – 2 A levels)

  • Fitness Training and programming
  • Sports Coaching
  • Practical Individual Sports
  • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
  • Sports Development
  • Organising Sports Events

Also in the second year we concentrate on getting you ready for other customer focus typed work. We include a qualification in either Coaching (Higher Sports Leaders Award) or a Gym Instructors Qualification (YMCA L2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing). Volunteering is also a key way into employment in sport and will also enhance your job prospects generally.

Boys Shadow Youth Team and Girls Elite Football and Education Programme

Two fantastic new programmes will allow you to study an Ofsted Outstanding education and pursue opportunities in football at the same time.
Find out more about football opportunities with B&FC and Fleetwood Town FC.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at minimum grade 4 (previously grade C) or above, including English and Maths. Alternatively, you will have a suitable level 2 qualification at Merit level along with a grade 4/C or higher in GCSE English and Maths.

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC Diploma in Sport (QCF)

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of skills before having a go yourself.

The course combines group work, practical sessions and dedicated self-study periods. This needs to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms such as Moodle, our virtual learning environment.

E-learning is a key element of all our courses and we also use a range of online apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for examinations.

The main programme totals 540 learning hours a year, which equates to around 16 timetabled hours a week. On top of this you will spend up to 2.5 hours a week developing your maths and English depending on the level you're at. A further 1.5 hours a week is needed for progress meetings to ensure you're on track to achieve your learning goals.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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