Level 3 Edexcel Diploma Suite Cricket Studies (FT)

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Myerscough College (Preston)

Lancashire County Cricket Club

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Level 3 Edexcel Diploma Suite Cricket Studies

Myerscough College (Preston)
Lancashire County Cricket Club

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Brief Description of the Course:

(NB: All programmes are based on credit accumulation. Each unit of study is worth either 5 or 10 credits towards the total amount needed to achieve the qualification).

Myerscough College has teamed up with Lancashire County Cricket Club and Lancashire Cricket Board to offer a fantastic opportunity to students wishing to pursue a career within the cricket and sports industry. The Myerscough College Cricket Academy combines academic sporting qualifications with practical skills development, coaching and competitive fixtures.

The College offers opportunity to study at level 3 (A level equivalent) for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of Cricket - encompassing practical techniques, academic knowledge and technical skills. It is a popular option for both school leavers and successful Level 2 Diploma students. The course incorporates a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises.

For learners with 4 GCSE’s including English Language at Grade C, the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma has 6 units (60 Credits) of study and makes up the first year of the Level 3 Diploma qualification, 12 units (120 Credits) for learners that wish to study for 1 or 2 years. Students wishing to do the Level 3 Diploma over 2 years must have 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or above including English Language and Maths or Science or another Level 2 qualification at Merit level with a Key Skill at Level 2.

Applicants with at least 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above including English Language, Maths and Science or course specific (which could include Chemistry, Combined Science, Biology, Physics or PE etc) will be able to apply for the Level 3 Extended Diploma studied over 2 years requiring successful completion of 18 or more units (180 Credits).

Students will also receive training and assessment in a range of additional qualifications, which will enhance their employability.

Entry Criteria:

These courses give a good technical training and education providing a vocational alternative to A Levels and the opportunity for successful students to progress to Higher Education. Students are normally aged 16 or over and the following requirements are needed:

Advanced Level 3 Suite:

Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma - (60 credits in 1 year)

4 GCSEs including English Language at Grade C or above, or a Level 2 qualification (eg First Diploma at Pass level including at least 1 key skill at level 2 in either Application of Number or Communication), or equivalent qualifications.

Level 3 BTEC Diploma - (120 credits in 2 years)

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including at least 1 in English Language and Maths or Science or a Level 2 qualification (eg First Diploma at Merit level including at least 1 key skill at level 2 in either Application of Number or Communication), or equivalent qualifications.

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma - (180 credits in 2 years)

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English Language plus one course specific GCSE such as Science, Biology or PE or an Intermediate Level course (eg First Diploma at Distinction including at least 1 key skill at level 2 in either Application of Number or Communication), or equivalent qualifications.

In addition Learning Areas may apply specific agreed aptitude assessments that assist selection.

Applicants for all courses in Cricket Studies are expected to show a strong commitment to the industry and a strong personal statement.

List of Units:

Assessing Risk in Sport - Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the cricket industry.

Current Issues in Sport - Explores the history of sport, the key issues in modern UK sport and the factors that prevent sport and exercise participation.

Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise - Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Fitness Training and Programming – Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for cricket.

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport - Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Psychology for Sports Performance - Develops understanding of the psychological dimensions of cricket and develops techniques to improve sporting performance.

Sports Coaching - Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a cricket coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

Sports Injuries - Provides an overview of injury prevention, identification and basic treatment. The unit also explores differing rehabilitatory interventions for common sports injuries.

The Physiology of Fitness - Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People - Provides a basis of understanding for those intending to teach or instruct children and young people.

Sport and Exercise Massage - Looks at the theory and practical knowledge necessary to study sport and exercise massage and how to perform a safe and effective massage treatment, which may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.

The Athlete's Lifestyle - Examines aspects of the athletes' lifestyles, as well as duties that they will have to undertake as part of their professional role in cricket, for example public appearances, media interviews and financial management.

Organising Sports Events - Explores the concepts, knowledge, skills and qualities needed to successfully lead a cricket event.

Analysis of Sports Performance - Explores the performance demands of sport and how to analyse it.

Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise – Looks at designing, planning, delivering and reviewing exercise sessions which meet the needs of different client groups.

Sports Nutrition - Provides a broad understanding of the importance of nutrition and hydration to a variety of sports participants.

Talent Identification and Development in Sport - Provides an understanding of the different predictors of talent and the ways of developing talent.

Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport - Enables learners to assess their own and others technical and tactical skills, and plan their own development in cricket.

Sport as a Business - Explores aspects of business in cricket and looks at how to conduct and use market research.

* This list is an example of what may be taught, but can vary at each Centre.


Assessments will include assignments, presentations and reports. There are no formal examinations on the Level 3 BTEC Diploma.

Possible Careers / Jobs:

Employment opportunities in Cricket and its related industries are currently very good. The Subsidiary, Diploma and Extended Diploma Cricket Studies provide the qualification and experience for entry into the industry at an operational level with future prospects for management.


As a course equivalent to A Level the Level 3 BTEC Diploma is an ideal spring board for progression to a Foundation Degree or Full Degree depending on UCAS points gained. Successful students may progress to higher education courses such as:

¨ FdSc Sport and Exercise Science

¨ FdA Cricket Coaching

¨ FdA Sports Coaching

These courses require 120 UCAS points.

Special Requirements:

Study tour: Visits and contact with local cricket clubs.

Equipment/clothing: Appropriate cricket equipment.

To apply for this course please select the coloured tab, relating to the centre you wish to study at, on the right hand side of this screen. You can save your progress if you prefer to do it in stages but you must complete all sections of the form.

Special Education Needs and Disability Prospective students who have a disability that may affect their studies should inform the College as soon as possible. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate student needs and to provide appropriate support to enable successful completion of the course of study. Where necessary students will be asked for evidence to help identify appropriate adjustments.

Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, courses are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.

Level 3 Edexcel Diploma Suite Cricket Studies (FT)

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