Sport and Exercise Science Level 3
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: You should be aiming for at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a range of subjects, preferably including English Language and Mathematics, but at least one of these OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with at least an overall Merit profile and GCSE English or Mathematics at Grade 4 or above. If you don’t quite achieve the entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options and will provide support to enable you to achieve your maths and/or English grades.
Start Date: Sep 2023
Course Overview

Pave the way for a career in sports and fitness with our Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science course. This course is designed alongside employers and universities within the sector, to provide you with the perfect foundation to take you forward into university education and eventually to a career within the industry.

This course is a specialist, industry relevant programme supporting progression into employment within a variety of different sectors, including sport science, nutrition, psychology and sports therapy.

What will I learn?

• The first year will focus on anatomy.
• In year two the focus is on physiology building towards exercise physiology.
• A range of practical skills will be developed throughout the curriculum. Those skills will be in the field of coaching, leadership and training.
• Teamwork, communication, problem solving and resiliency skills will be embedded in the course, in preparation for and completion of work experience.

How will the course be assessed?

• You will be assessed via internal and external assessments. Internal assessments consist of coursework projects and practical work.
• Students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including sports hall, gym, kit and 3G pitch.
• You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technology and will have access to up-to-date resources.
• Students will have access to high end computer suites where they will have access to various programmes and software to aid their studies.

Materials and other information

• All Sport and Exercise Science students have the opportunity to complete the recognised Level 1 FA Coaching qualification at the end of their first year!
• We are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ College.
• Our students love being learners here and feel supported throughout their course, which enables them to thrive and succeed, and supported to progress to their intended destinations.
• We have teachers who are experts in their fields, they provide our students with excellent knowledge and create positive and encouraging learning environments

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