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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences

Course Name 
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise SciencesAvailable for applications
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration 2 years
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body Pearson BTEC
Offering Code DEL3SES1F000
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential Yes
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement Yes
Programme Design and Overview The role and impact of sport science in sport has seen a revolutionary development over the last decade. With the issue of participation in physical activity high on the political agenda and high-performance sport embracing science more than ever before, the scope and demand for applying sport and exercise science is ever growing. Our outstanding teaching team, well-equipped specialist teaching labs and sporting facilities will provide you with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sports science and prepare you for a rewarding career in professional sport, health promotion, teaching or physiotherapy.
What you will Study

The course has been structured to support both progression into higher education whilst providing key skills that are appropriate and consistent with current vocational needs.

Over your two years you will study 13 modules, seven of which are mandatory and four are external. Modules include:

• Functional Anatomy
• Sport and Exercise Physiology
• Sport and Exercise Psychology
• Coaching for Performance and Fitness 
• Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance
• Sports Injury
• Sports Massage

What qualification will I achieve?
Upon completion you will achieve a BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (equivalent to 3 A-Levels).

Nature of Assessments on the Programme You will be assessed on a continuous basis through a variety of assessment methods ranging from external examinations and controlled assessment, written reports, presentations, case studies and practical assessments.
Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4, including BOTH English and maths and science/PE.
Attendance Expectations This is a full-time study programme, combining taught content and independent study. As with all BTEC courses, there is a high level of expectation. You must be well organised and prepared to work to strict deadlines to achieve your potential.
Attendance - Please note This is part of a full-time study programme. It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time study programme subject to sufficient interest. For further information call the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.
Fee Information

Although the course is free if you are aged 16-18, related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Financial Support Information For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.
Further Study Last year 94% of our students successfully gained places at some of the most reputable universities in the country to study a variety of sport specific programmes, including physiotherapy, sport and exercise science and physical education. Students have gone on to have successful careers within the teaching sector, nutrition, and physiotherapy amongst many others.
How to Apply

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Or if you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact course information on 01924 789111. 
Your future is waiting!

For Further Details

Please contact: Steve Harrison on 01924 789752 Email: or 01924 789752. Alternatively, contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

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Case Study

’studying Sport and Exercise Science at Wakefield College taught me so much about the science behind sports performance, whilst allowing me gain invaluable work experience within physiotherapy. The unique structure of the course really developed my independence, allowing me to monitor my progress throughout, providing me with the necessary skills and confidence I needed to pursue my ambition of becoming a physiotherapist’.

- Faith Atack-Martin (Chartered Physiotherapist and Performance Physio for Hass F1 Team)

Course Groups (W) Sixth Form
Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Sport
Client Group (W) 16-18
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Information last amended: 30 September 2022 12:59

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