Level 3 Sport

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2 years


Academy for Sport

This course is right for you if you want to take your sports knowledge, skills and ability to the next level. This two year programme will cover a wide range of sport related topics to prepare you for the next steps in your career whether this is a job, an apprenticeship or a university programme in sport.

This course covers 19 units giving you an extensive range of knowledge and practical skills. 

  • Anatomy & Phyioslogy
  • Physiology of Fitness
  • Work Experience
  • Practical Team Sport
  • Leadership
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Fitness Testing
  • Fitness Training
  • Nutrition
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Sports Development
  • Practical Individual Sport
  • Sports Coaching
  • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Psychology of Sport
  • Sports Massage
  • Sports Injuries
  • Current Issues in Sport

You will also study towards an English or Maths GCSE alongside your sport course with our expert English and Maths teaching team. All students also take part in Personal and Social development lessons with topics ranging from job applications to personal finance.

Sport Academies

You will have the opportunity to join of one of our nine sport academies, where you will get:

• Up to 9 hours of professional training each week, access to competitions and specialist sport academy coaches
• Free access to physiotherapy assessments and treatment
• The opportunity to compete in local, national and international competitions
• A personalised training and development programme

Academy sports available are: Mens Football, Womens Football, Mens Rugby, Womens Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Boxing, Athletics and Cricket and all academies can cater from participation level right up to elite athletes.

All academy members will be given free Adidas kit worth £79! If you do not wish to join one of our academies, you will undertake an employment related project designed to develop further your employability skills.

What about after the course?
  • Leisure and sports managers
  • Sports players
  • Sports coaches, instructors and officials
  • Fitness instructors
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Academy for Sport