Northern Regional College

Full Time Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Northern Regional College
In Coleraine

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Important information

Typology BTEC
Location Coleraine (Northern Ireland)
Duration 2 Years
  • BTEC
  • Coleraine (Northern Ireland)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

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Where and when

Location

Starts

Coleraine (County Londonderry)
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Union Street, BT52 1QA

Starts

On request

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· Requirements

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

Edexcel

Entry Requirements

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

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

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:
• Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
• Sport and Exercise Physiology
• Sport and Exercise Psychology
• Sports Biomechanics in Action

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

A Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career. It is equivalent to three A Levels which means when you have finished the course you can choose whether to get a job straight away or go onto higher education first. A Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma can be taken full-time or part-time and is equally suitable for school leavers and mature students.

Assessment Methods

All units are assessed, and graded and an overall grade for the qualification.

Achievements/Qualifications

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Progression Routes

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences provides a very good preparation for going onto a BTEC Higher National or a degree in Sports Science and related subjects. If you want to get a job straight away depending on your specialist units you could work in:
• Sports psychology
• Sports therapy
• The health and fitness industry
• Sports development
• Sports injuries clinics
• Coaching
• Physiotherapy

If you decide to go to university or college you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as:
• Sports therapy
• Sport and exercise sciences
• Physiotherapy
• Sports science
• Sports studies
• Physical education
• Coaching science
• B Ed (to go into teaching)


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