Northern Regional College

Full-time Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport in Association with the Darren Clarke Golf School

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

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Where and when



Coleraine (County Londonderry)
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Union Street, BT52 1QA


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· Requirements

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

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 work-related 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

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