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Sport and Exercise Sciences - Level 3

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
Course Code: C01289 CRF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 600/3930/9

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Coleraine


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 7th June 2019
Information Event: Y

Successful students automatically progress to the second year of the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma.

Course Content

Units include:

  • Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sports Biomechanics in Action

If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.

Course Aims

A Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career. It is equivalent to three A Levels which means when you have finished the course you can choose whether to get a job straight away or go onto higher education first. A Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma can be taken full-time or part-time and is equally suitable for school leavers and mature students.

Assessment Methods

All units are assessed, and graded and an overall grade for the qualification.

Course Update

The 90 Credit Diploma is the first year of the Extended Diploma. The 90 Credit Diploma is a qualification in its own right, equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels, and a few students choose to leave the college with this qualification. If you apply to complete the Extended Diploma, equivalent to 3 A-levels, you will be first enrolled on the 90 Credit Diploma. Progression to Year 2 of the Extended Diploma will be automatic provided your performance in Year 1 reaches a satisfactory standard.

Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or other relevant qualifications, or appropriate work experience. In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades.

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences provides a very good preparation for going onto a BTEC Higher National or a degree in Sports Science and related subjects.

If you want to get a job straight away depending on your specialist units you could work in:

  • Sports psychology
  • The health and fitness industry
  • Sports development
  • Sports injuries clinics
  • Coaching

If you decide to go to university or college you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as:

  • Sport and exercise sciences
  • Sports science
  • Sports studies
  • Physical education
  • Coaching science
  • B Ed (to go into teaching)

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Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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