This pathway is for students that have only secured 4 GCSEs and need to retake either GCSE English or Maths. Student will retake GCSE Maths or English if they do not have a grade C/4 or above.
This is year 1 of the Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science or the Level 3 Diploma in Sport (coaching pathway), it is aimed at learners who want academic experience and who may aspire to apply to university to study a foundation degree or work in the sports coaching industry after university. There is a good balance between coursework and practical work so this course will test your knowledge and skills. This qualification is equivalent to 1 A Level, which means that when you have finished the course you may choose to go into full time employment. However, the natural progression is onto the year 2 Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science or Sport (coaching) programmes (with a maximum of 112 UCAS points being available).
If topping up into year two, most students progress to university to study a range of sport science subjects
Limited Places, so early application is advised.
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Course ContentThe diploma is year one of the two year diploma. The course deals with the scientific themes and concepts of sport and exercise science or Sports Coaching and aims to provide studies in sport which are directly related to the changing needs of employers in specific areas of the sports industry.
Year 1 Sport and Exercise Science Pathway - Functional anatomy, Applied Sport and Exercise psychology, Specialised fitness testing and an optional unit of the students choice from a range of sport and exercise science topics.
Year 1 Sport (Coaching) Pathway - Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being, Professional development in the sports industry and an optional unit of the students choice from a range of sport coaching topics.
Year 2 - Student will progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science or Level 3 Diploma in Sport and choose subjects to suit their chosen career or university pathway.
Entry RequirementsFour GCSEs at grade C (or 4) or above which ideally must include English and Mathematics. (An option to retake either English or Mathematics if you achieve a grade D is given if needed.) Level 2 Extended Certificate/Diploma in a sport or science related subject - Merit grade. Successful interview and satisfactory reference.
Duration and Delivery
ProgressionIf 90% attendance and a high grade profile in year 1 most students progress onto year 2 of the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science or Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport. Alternative routes Level 4 HNC in Sport and Exercise Science or straight into employment in teaching, sports coaching and gym instructing in the leisure and fitness industry.
Information regarding specific course charges, equipment, kit and materials, day of attendance and enrolment date will be given at advice and guidance sessions. Early application is advisable as this course is popular
Sport Student Wins Two Badminton Golds! +
William Jones had a sensational weekend at the Badminton England U19 National Championships winning not just one, but two Gold medals! Will, who is studying Sport & Exercise Science at Kingston College, has now been asked by Badminton England to compete with England Juniors in two international tournaments in Holland (27th Feb- 4th Mar) and Germany (7th-11th Mar).
Huge congratulations to Will, and the best of luck at the two forthcoming tournaments!
Badminton England U19 Nationals RESULTS
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