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

Level 3
Full-Time
22/23
60039309
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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.

In the BTEC Level 3 National Foundation 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.

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Applied Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing
  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance
  • Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Specialised Fitness Training
  • Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Physical Activity for Individual and Group-based Exercise
  • Sports Massage
  • Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Exercise
  • Technology in Sport and Exercise Science
  • 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 (41% of total programme is assessed externally using methods such as exams and course work). The remaining 59% 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 and BSc in Sport and Exercise at South West College (validated by The Open University) which leads on to BSc (Hons) Top Up Sport and Exercise (validated by The Open University) 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)

    In the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation 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

    P3432DF10A

    Session Code

    1 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

    P3432EF10A

    Session Code

    1 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

    P3432OF10A

    Session Code

    1 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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