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BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science - Level 3

Academy of Sport


The course provides a broad basis of study for the sport and exercise science sector and includes units such as Functional Anatomy, Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Coaching for Performance, Biomechanics, Fitness Training and Physical Activity.  If you have not already achieved a grade 4 there will also be a requirement to study Maths and English as part of your programme of study. For those that are exempt from Maths and English there will be the option to progress onto the National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science which is equivalent to 3 A levels.


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Entry requirements

Four GCSEs with at least grade 4/C including English language or maths at grade 4/C and above, and science or PE at grade 4/C and above.

Following your application you will normally be offered a place on a course subject to achieving the entry requirements and attending a welcome taster.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

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16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)1122A1508FREEFREE* to £2225.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

What does the course lead to?

Students who have a pass profile and Level 2/3 qualifications in English and maths may progress on to the Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sport and Exercise Science). Students may also progress into employment in the field or sport or exercise science.

BTEC Nationals are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the signature vocation qualification at Level 3. They provide progression to the workplace either directly or via study at a higher level.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

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