BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

Course Description

This vocational course is aimed at students who are aiming to pursue a career in sport. The course is both practical and theory based and is suited to those who enjoy all aspects of PE and sport. Students will gain extensive practical opportunities as well as outstanding classroom teaching throughout the course. This qualification is intended for post-16 learners wanting to progress directly to self-employment in the coaching and development sector as a coach. Additionally, the breadth of optional content in this qualification allows learners to widen their opportunities to progress to a number of different higher education courses.​

Course Topics

Students will study a range of topics which include:

  • ​​Developing Coaching Skills
  • Sports Psychology
  • Nutrition for Physical Performance
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Regulations and Officiating in Sport
  • Practical Sports Application
  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry

Course Assessment

Students will complete the Extended Diploma over two years which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and is recognised by employers and universities. The Diploma consists of 12 units and is assessed through coursework. Assessment will be through a variety of methods including written assignments, case studies, projects, performance observation, time-constrained assessments. All units are assessed internally by staff and then moderated by the exam board (Edexcel). This is a nationally recognised award which attracts UCAS points for higher education providers. Students will be equipped with extensive knowledge, leadership and employability skills which are valued throughout the sports industry sector.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE grades 4+. English and Maths is preferred but re-sit opportunities will be given for pupils who do not achieve them.​​

For more information about this course please contact Kathy Falk on 01977 605060 or email

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