Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences (58087)

Wakefield College
In Wakefield
  • Wakefield College

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I chose to study Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) at Wakefield College because of the opportunities that are available during and after the course which prepares you for a better future. I have particularly ...

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  • Vocational qualification Level 3
  • Wakefield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
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The role and impact of sport science in sport has seen a revolutionary development over the last decade. There is an increasing awareness of the importance of scientific principles and enquiry in attaining optimum sport performance. Wakefield College has a long tradition of academic provision in Sport Science which is continually developing. Despite its status and significance within sport, sport science is still an emerging field that provides challenging and rewarding career progressions. The course not only serves as a route to full-time employment within sports related fields, it is also a proven progression route to Higher Education. This may be full degree programmes at universities or continuation at Wakefield College studying on our Foundation Degree programme.

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Where and when

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Lower York Street, WF1 3LJ, West Yorkshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

The career opportunities available to sport and exercise scientists are expanding all the time and this expansion appears likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Most sports now recognise sports science as an integral part of their sport’s development and success and most athletes consider the application of sport science as an important part of everyday training and competition. Previous students' career progressions have included careers in teaching, a sports performance analyst in New Zealand and the physiotherapists at Leeds United.

· Who is it intended for?

This course is intended for full time students (school leavers 16-18 year olds).

· Requirements

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs (or their equivalent) at grade A* - C, including Maths, English Language and at least one from PE, IT or a Science. Alternatively, Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Distinction grade, plus Level 2 literacy and numeracy.

· Qualification

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

· What happens after requesting information?

The appropriate Course Information leaflet and application form will be sent out shortly.


What I would highlight I chose to study Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) at Wakefield College because of the opportunities that are available during and after the course which prepares you for a better future. I have particularly enjoyed learning about sports psychology because I got to find out the important of being mentally prepared when performing and I enjoyed that the teachers threats us like adults and they offered excellent support and advice when you need it. My highlights at Wakefield College are when we visited Italy as part of our course were we did a lot of fun and exciting activities like white water rafting, up-sailing etc. I also volunteered as a Football Activator which was very beneficial for me because I enhanced my communication skills, team working skills and more. On top of that I got the FA level 1 football coaching badge for free and we visited Wembley stadium for training. Over my time a Wakefield college I have made new friends and met people that will help me with my employment in the future. Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed being a student at this college and I have got to see myself develop because Wakefield College has been a springboard to push me towards my aspirations.

What could be improved Nothing bad I can recall.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
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What you'll learn on the course

Sports Studies
Full Time
Team Training
IT Development
IT Development

Teachers and trainers (1)

Faculty Sport and Public Services
Faculty Sport and Public Services

Course programme

What you will Study
A mix of theory and practice, relating to sport, exercise and physical education, this course includes a variety of units that offers students the opportunity to develop a multi-disciplinary understanding in relation to sport science, health and wellbeing. The course is divided into units of study that are taught over two years. Units include: Year 1 Anatomy for sport & exercise Sports psychology Sports & exercise physiology Sports nutrition Fitness testing Fitness training and programming Practical team sports Sports injuries Research methods Year 2 Applied physiology Applied psychology Sports coaching Sports massage Analysis of sports performance Research project Work experience Exercise, health and lifestyle Biomechanics

How you will Learn
Units are taught as interactively and practically as possible through a variety of course-work based methods.

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Additional information

Please contact our Course Information Team on 01924 789111 to discuss further details.