Sport and Exercise Science Level 3
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including either Maths or English and preferably Science, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Maths or English and preferably Science at grade 4/C or above.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

This course is a specialist, work-related programme of study aimed at those who have an interest in working in PE teaching, sports physiotherapy and fitness and health related professions.

You will study a mixture of interesting modules such as principles of anatomy and physiology, sports psychology, nutrition and sports biomechanics.

This combination of units will allow you to specialise in sports development and fitness.

Some students will have the opportunity to study A Level PE alongside this qualification.

What will I learn?

You will study topics such as principles of anatomy and physiology, sports psychology and fitness training and programming. In addition there will be a number of optional units to choose from, which may include:

• Sports nutrition
• Organising sports events
• Exercise for specific groups
• Sports injuries
• Sport and exercise massage
• Research project
• Fitness testing
• Exercise, health and lifestyle
• Sports coaching
• Outdoor and adventurous activities

How will the course be assessed?

The units are assessed using a variety of different methods including written assignments, PowerPoint presentations, group work, practical assessments and competency based assessments. 25% of this qualification is externally assessed and 75% of coursework is internally assessed.



At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


Materials and other information

There are a range of recommended reading materials for this programme. Students are required to purchase sports kit, polo tops and hooded sweatshirts. The remaining attire is general sportswear e.g. shorts, tracksuit bottoms, and suitable footwear, indoor and outdoor. Please note suitable footwear for the 3G pitch is either sports trainers, moulded boots or astro trainers.

Progression and Careers

Most students progress onto university following on from successful completion of this course, however you may also consider an Apprenticeship or employment in the sector.

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