Sport Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

23077L1 | Leigh College
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

Whether you want to enhance your sporting expertise, maximise your coaching ability, or improve your officiating skills, we can help you at our Centre of Excellence in Sport.
You will develop an understanding of the sporting infrastructure from grassroots through to elite level and what makes the UK one of the top sporting nations in the world.
You will have access to a multimillion pound sporting complex at Leigh Sports Village, which includes a swimming pool, gymnasium, athletics stadium and 3G AstroTurf pitches. You will be encouraged to lead an active and healthy lifestyle and get involved in our sports teams, whether your interests are in football or rugby. We have enjoyed huge success in both our men's and women's teams and we would be delighted to welcome you to join us. This course has been specially designed for those students who are interested in sports development, coaching and fitness and want to deepen and broaden their knowledge. Practical assessment includes organising and delivering events for local schools. You may also take the Level 2 Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport and the Community Sports Leadership Award.

What will I study?

You will develop your knowledge in: Anatomy for Sport and Exercise, Sport and Exercise Physiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Science, Sport and Exercise, Massage, Sports Injuries, Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise, Analysis of Sport Performance, Sports Biomechanics.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years

How will I be assessed?

By a variety of continuous assessments, both practical and written.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English.

What can I progress onto?

Following completion of Level 3, you may progress to the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College, study a sport related degree at university, or secure employment. A highly experienced Sports Coach can earn £30,000- £35,000 a year. A fully qualified Sport Scientist with a degree, working at a high level of competitive sport, can earn over £60,000 on average a year. Other careers include Professional Sportsperson, Athlete, Sport Psychologist, Personal Trainer, Performance Analyst, Physiotherapist, Sport Nutritionist and Teacher.

Other Information

If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at There are also three College bus services available for 16-18 year olds travelling to Leigh College; Bolton, Farnworth and Westhoughton to Leigh College; Walkden to Leigh College and Warrington to Leigh College.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £7185.00 3F

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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