Further Education Courses

Academic Qualifications

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma ‘Sport Performance & Excellence’

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a two-year programme developed to cover the core elements of sporting performance and excellence such as Anatomy, Physiology, Coaching, Psychology and Analysis. The course is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and particularly suits those wanting to enter employment in the sports industry as sport coaches, physio’s, sports scientists and for those wishing to progress to higher education to study a sport related degree such as coaching, sports therapy and sports science.

The Level 3 Extended Diploma consists of 19 units of learning delivered over 2 years of study.

Example Units:

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

The Physiology of Fitness

Fitness Training and Programming

Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Sports Nutrition

Psychology for Sports Performance

Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport

The Athlete’s Lifestyle

Sports Coaching

Sports Injuries

Analysis of Sports Performance

Talent Identification and Development in Sport

Entry Requirements

Four GCSE grades at 4 or above including English and Maths. We also ask that students are motivated to achieve a career in sports industry.


Level 2 NCFE Diploma ‘Sport’

This qualification is aimed at learners who are passionate about furthering their experience within the sports industry. This is a one-year work-related course where you learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

You will be expected to complete a work placement within the sports industry, which could potentially lead to further employment opportunities as well as continuing to study English & Maths.

Example Units

Anatomy and Physiology

Fitness Testing and Training

Sports Nutrition

Sports Coaching

Entry Requirements

Four GCSE grades at 3 including English language or equivalent. We also ask that students are motivated to achieve a career in sports industry.


Level 1 BTEC ‘Sport & Active Leisure’

This qualification is designed to help learners understand the skills and knowledge needed to work in the sports industry. They will be encouraged to demonstrate their skills and knowledge through participation in a wide range of sport and active leisure activities.

The objective of the qualification is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of sporting skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Example Units

How the Body Works

Working in Sport & Active Leisure

Planning Fitness Programmes

Entry Requirements

No prior knowledge, understanding or qualifications are required in order to enrol onto this BTEC course. We simply ask that students are motivated to achieve a career in sport, and demonstrate a passion for Sport and Active Leisure.