Full Time Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma/BTEC Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)

In Newtownabbey

Price on request


  • Typology


  • Location

    Newtownabbey (Northern Ireland)

  • Duration

    2 Years




Newtownabbey (County Antrim)
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400 Shore Road, BT37 9RS


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To take into account

Applicants should have, at least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or other relevant qualifications, or appropriate work experience

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Course programme

Duration2 years, Full-time Awarding Body


Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or other relevant qualifications.

Preference will be given to applicants that have GCSE Grade C in English and Maths.

In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades.

Course Content

Units include:
• The Body in Action
• Health and Safety in Sport
• Training and Fitness for Sport
• Sports Coaching
• Event Management
• Practical Team/Individual Sports
• Outdoor Adventurous Activities
• Sports Coaching Badges

If you are accepted onto this course
without a Grade C or above in Maths
and/or English you will be required
to complete the relevant Essential
Skills qualification. This will be a
compulsory part of your timetable.

Course Aims

To provide the necessary knowledge
and skills to gain employment in the
wide variety of Sports Careers. To
investigate also the breadth of the
Sports Industry, from Health and
Fitness; Coaching Teaching and
Instruction; Sports Therapy; Health
Promotion; Sports Development;
Countryside Recreation and Outdoor
Pursuits. To establish a basis,
through appropriate achievement,
for continuing education and career
development. A Level 3 BTEC
Extended Diploma is a practical workrelated
course. You learn by
completing projects and assignments
which are based on realistic
workplace activities and demands.

Special Features

Recognised coaching qualifications in
a variety of sporting disciplines. Visits,
guest speakers and involvement in
local Sports Development Projects.
Team building residentials.

Assessment Methods

Continuous Assessment through assignments and practical activities.


Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport, holding the direct equivalence of 3 ‘A’ Levels.

Progression Routes

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diplomas are
valued by employers and higher
education (Universities and colleges).
If you want to get a job straight away
you could work in:
• Sports Centres
• Leisure Centres
• Outdoor Activities Centres
If you decide to go to university or
college you could take a degree or
a BTEC Higher National in subjects
such as:
• Sports Studies
• Leisure Management
• Recreation Management
• Teacher Training

Full Time Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma/BTEC Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)

Price on request