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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (RQF)

Level 3
Full-Time
22/23
50068015
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Overview

If you are hoping to pursue a career in the sport or health industry, physical education or are interested in how the body works, then sports science and its related disciplines could prove to be the perfect programme for you. All students are expected to participate in a range of theory and practical activities during their time on the course. Students will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications in a range of sport related and sports coaching disciplines aimed at increasing employability and providing them with an edge when applying to higher education.

Students will have the opportunity to undertake a number of coaching courses for example: First Aid Safeguarding of Children in a sports environment Disability Awareness for Sports practitioner IFA Football Grass Roots and Level 1 Award GAA Foundation and Level 1 Award (**courses are subject to change**) You will also have the opportunity to play for a number of teams at the College, including gaelic football, soccer and netball.

  • Unit : Functional Anatomy
  • Unit : Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Unit : Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Unit : Applied Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Unit : Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing
  • Unit : Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Unit : Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance
  • Unit : Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Unit : Specialised Fitness Training
  • Unit : Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Unit : Physical Activity for Individual and Group-based Exercise
  • Unit : Sports Massage
  • Unit : Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Exercise
  • Unit : Technology in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Unit : Sports Injury and Assessment

The minimum requirement for entry is 4 GCSE’s (Grade A* - C or equivalent), or successful completion of a Level 2 BTEC (FIRST) Diploma. Preference will be given to those students with GCSE Science and or Physical Education. Places on the course are limited, so it may be necessary to enhance the entry requirements in the event of over subscription.

A wide variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course. These include external assessment (42% of total programme is assessed externally using methods such as exams and course work). The remaining 68% is assessed internally by the class tutors using methods such as written documents, practical assessments, presentations, logbooks and use of video evidence.

Successful completion of the course can lead to relevant Higher Education courses, for example, the Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise and BSc in Sport and Exercise at South West College. The qualification can also be combined with other subjects to form part of a UCAS/ University application.

Progression routes are varied and follow different career pathways such as:

Life and Health Sciences:

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy **
  • BSc Hons Occupational Therapy BSc Hons Health Physiology **
  • BSc Hons Healthcare Science **
  • BSc Hons Nursing**

**(provided the GCSE Science entry requirements are met)

Foundation Degrees and BSc programmes:

  • Sports Studies
  • Sport, Fitness and Exercise
  • Other Sport Related Disciplines
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Performance Analyst
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Journalism
  • Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer
  • Leisure and/or Events Management,
  • Teaching Physical Education (Primary and secondary via PGCE

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science students will be given a full insight into the sports science industry through academic and practical work-based assignments.

3 Available Sessions

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

dungannon

Full-Time

P3225DF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Further Education

Mode of Study

15

Hours per Week

34

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

01/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee N/A

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

enniskillen

Full-Time

P3225EF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Further Education

Mode of Study

15

Hours per Week

34

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

01/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee N/A

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

omagh

Full-Time

P3225OF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Further Education

Mode of Study

15

Hours per Week

34

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

01/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee N/A

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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