Diploma in Sport Coaching and Development
Level: BTEC Level 3
Syllabus: Pearson / Edexcel
Duration: 2 Years
The 720 Credit BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate extends the specialist work-related focus from the Extended Certificate and offers greater flexibility of units to cover. This is a 2-year course and is the equivalent of two GCE ‘A’ Levels.
Level 2 threshold (5 A*- C grades or equivalent) including a grade C or higher in Physical Education or BTEC Sport.
An ‘B’ grade or equivalent in PE or BTEC Sport is advisable.
What Will I Study?
Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry (90)
Health Wellbeing and Sport (90)
Nutrition for Physical Performance (60)
Sports Development (60)
Self-Employment in Sport and Physical Activity (60)
Developing Coaching Skills (180)
Applied Coaching Skills (180)
How Will I Be Assessed?
Assessment of each unit is done by completion of tasks set by subject teachers. These tasks have deadlines which learners are expected to meet. Each task is graded according to the grading criteria available for the task. These tasks may be word processed documents, oral presentations, or practical performances. Learners work is assessed internally by the subject teacher and the Lead Internal Verifier before final assessment is given. The overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction is given at the end of each unit – equivalent to E, C or A at ‘A’ Level.
Career Opportunities & Progression
Progression into College/University to study related courses. Careers in teaching, sports coaching and many areas in the leisure industry. Also useful for sports physiotherapy or work in the Police Force or Armed Forces as Physical Training Instructors (PTIs).