Sports Coaching and Development Level 3
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Academy for Sport
If you have a passion for sport and want to build a career around the wide
range of sport-based roles on offer in sports performance, participation health
and fitness, this course for you.
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.
You will study the following modules in year one:
- Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
- Health, Wellbeing and Sport
- Developing Coaching Skills
- Sport Development
- Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity
- Practical Sports Applications
You will study the following modules in year two:
Applied Coaching Skills
- Fitness Training
- Research Project in Sport
- Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
- Sporting Injuries
- Nutrition for Physical Performance
All students also take part in Personal and Social development lessons with topics ranging from job applications to personal finance.
Please note students who have not achieved a Grade 4 in maths will study this during training time.
Our Level 3 BTEC Sport courses are internally assessed through set coursework and assignments which will consist of written work, presentations, posters and practical observations.
Each unit is assessed as a Pass, Merit or Distinction and the mix of grades that you achieve for each unit will make up your final overall grade.
During your qualification you will develop the transferable and higher-order skills that are highly regarded by higher education providers and employers in sport. For example, the study of sports coaching and development particularly encourages the development of skills and behaviours such as teamwork, leadership, communication and self-employment.
Part of the area of study involves exploring how to set yourself up as a self-employed sports industry professional and many of our alumni are involved in working on self-employed basis.
These skills are developed through the variety of approaches to teaching and learning enabled by the specification.
The qualification also carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant sports and sports-related courses, for example in the last three years we have had students progress onto further studies
- Sport Development with Coaching BSc (Honours) at Sheffield Hallam University
- Sports Coaching BSc (Honours) at Northumbria University
- Business Management BA (Honours) at Northumbria University
- Global Sports Management BA (Honours) at Birmingham City University
- Sports Development BSc (honours) at Northumbria University
There are no direct costs of attending this course. You may wish to purchase text books to support your studies and we will advise of the best ones to get. You can purchase a Gateshead College branded sports kit if you would like to. The cost of the core bundle, including a tracksuit and t-shirt, will be refunded to you at the start of the first term if you join one of our Sports Academies.
Funding support is also available to help cover some of these costs, for those who meet eligibility criteria.
This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.
You can get more information at our enrolment events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatever support you need, we’re here for you and will make sure you get the most out of your time at college.
We have expert teams in place to look after every single one of our students.
Our specialist teams can help with:
- Learning difficulties
- Physical and sensory disabilities
- Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Aspergers or other specific learning difficulties
- Mental health and well being
- Exam access arrangements
- Money, finance and bursary advice
- Careers advice, job and university applications