NCFE LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE

2 years

COURSE DURATION

3 A-Levels

QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT

Up to 9 hours

ENRICHMENT PER WEEK

100%

COURSEWORK

GCSE Maths & English

PROGRESSION OR RESITS IF REQUIRED

Pathways

UNIVERSITY, APPRENTICESHIPS OR EMPLOYMENT

COURSE OVERVIEW

Our Extended Level 3 Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science is designed for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education or employment within the sport, leisure and exercise science sector. Designed as a two year study programme, the qualification is wide-ranging and equivalent in size to three A Levels, offers progression onto university, apprenticeships and employment.

The course consists of a core Diploma qualification along with up to nine hours per week of enrichment learning that provides the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills, techniques, personal skills, attributes and experiences essential for successful performance of working life in the health , fitness and sport industry.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

5 GCSE qualifications at grade 4 (C) and above (preferably including English & Maths) or Merit overall, achieved from a full level 2 qualification.

WHAT IF I DON’T GET THE GRADES?

If a student does not meet the entry requirements above then in year one they may be enrolled onto NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Sport, Exercise and Fitness. Once this is complete then they will progress to the NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Through a combination of both theory, practical and enrichment learning, there will be on-going assessment throughout the course where you will develop a portfolio of evidence. 100% Coursework.

ENHANCE YOUR MATHS AND ENGLISH SKILLS

Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their Maths and English including re-sitting their GCSE’s or completing functional skills.

OVERVIEW OF STUDY 

Exercise, health & fitness

Preparing for career in sport & physical activity

Work experience in sport

Anatomy & Physiology

Fitness training in sport & exercise

Instructing physical activity

Pratical team sport

Assessing risk in sport

Fitness testing for sport & exercise

Sports Nutrition

Sports coaching

Leadership in sport

Organising sports events

Analysis of sports performance

Encouraging active lifestyles

Current issues in sport

Sports injuries

Applied strength & conditioning

Ethics & values

EXAMPLE TIMETABLE

 PLEASE NOTE: This example timetable is to show an example of a typical student lesson plan and may vary depending on location and availability of enrichment opportunities

MONDAY

Enrichment
9:30am – 12:00pm

NCFE Level 3 Core Qualification
2:00pm – 5:00pm

TUESDAY

Enrichment
9:30am – 10:30pm

GCSE Maths & English Progression
(if required)
10:30am -12:30pm

Enrichment
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Group / Individual Tutorial
3:30pm -4:30pm

WEDNESDAY

NCFE Level 3 Core Qualification
09:00am – 11:30am

Personal Health & Fitness or Enrichment
2:00pm – 5:00pm

THURSDAY

NCFE Level 3 Core Qualification
09:00am – 12:00PM

Enrichment
1:00pm – 3:30pm

GCSE Maths & English Progression
(if required)
2:30pm – 4:30pm

FRIDAY

NCFE Level 3 Core Qualification
09:00am – 12:00pm

Enrichment
1:00pm – 4:30pm

PATHWAY EXIT ROUTES

APPRENTICESHIPS

Progress onto a intermediate or advanced level health and fitness apprenticeship (12 or 18 months), and gain further qualifications and experience working within a leisure centre environment that could secure your career future.

APPRENTICESHIP’S

UNIVERSITY

Should you discover a passion for sports science roles such as strength and conditioning, sports analysis, nutrition, sport psychology, sports therapy or even becoming a P.E teacher, then your natural pathway would be to study for a degree at university in your chosen area.

UNIVERSITY

EMPLOYMENT

Should you make the most of your enrichment hours and build up a impressive CV of experience, additional qualifications and contacts, then there is nothing stopping you from finding full time employment within the sport and fitness industry.

EMPLOYMENT

APPLY NOW – GET YOUR FUTURE INTO SHAPE!

Submit your application to receive further information on the location you are considering with the Fitness Industry College and an invitation to the next Experience or Open Event.