Challenging and rewarding career progressions

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

Wakefield College
In Wakefield

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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification Level 3
Location Wakefield
Duration 2 Years
Start September
  • Vocational qualification Level 3
  • Wakefield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:

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.


Where and when

Starts Location
Lower York Street, WF1 3LJ, West Yorkshire, England
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Starts September
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.


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Reviews on this course

Hemi Patu
5.0 11/02/2017
What I would highlight: I've been going here for 2 years now and the staff here are all helpful, fun and friendly. They've helped me achieve all that I can thus far and continue too, to this day. Have been to many educational facilities within the UK and abroad. This college could possibly be one of the best, not because of it's current facilities but for the pure reason that it's always improving. Recently the college has undergone heavy external and internal Deco as well as upgrades to the facilities available.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
5.0 21/08/2016
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
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

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4.5 12/12/2015
What I would highlight: I started doing beauty therapy in 2015, not knowing anything about it. I have gained a level 2 diploma and I intend on progressing on to doing a level 3 in beauty therapy course. Hopefully in the future with the skills I have learnt from the tutors and staff at this college I will be able to work in a salon to gain experience and eventually work for myself. I am also looking to work on cruise ships and with the qualifications I gain from these courses I am able to do so. On this course we were able to get one to one training in certain areas such as waxing, make up and dermalogica training. I really enjoy this course as we have learnt to do a lot of different treatments. The college staff are very helpful and caring and pushed me to succeed with my course. If you're looking to succeed and work hard I would suggest Wakefield College is the place for you.
What could be improved: N/A.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

58312 Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Hospitality (QCF)

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5.0 05/09/2013
What I would highlight: I’ve spent the last 3 years studying Hospitality and Catering and I have to admit it has been fantastic! I chose to study Level 3 Hospitality and Catering at Wakefield College because of the opportunities that they offer and how prepared it gets you for life after your course. The three years that I have spent at Wakefield College have been amazing. I’ve met so many new friends and some of the kindest tutors, this has given me so much confidence in myself, which has had an impact on work outside. Catering at Wakefield College allows students to take part in the college’s restaurant sector where everyone gets experience of working in a busy kitchen and a busy restaurant service.
What could be improved: Nothing bad.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

57897 A Level English Language

Katharine Waller
5.0 06/07/2016
What I would highlight: I am a first year A Level student and am currently studying 4 AS subjects, English Language, English Literature, History and Psychology. All of my courses are amazing. There are skills that are built upon in all of them, such as essay writing and analysis and so they all complement each other, but at the same time they are all different enough that it isn’t repetitive. I find all the subject matter really interesting and engaging, and the tutors are so helpful. If you don’t understand something or you miss a lesson they will help you go through the lesson if there are bits you don’t understand.
What could be improved: Nothing bad.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Sports Studies
Full Time
Team Training
IT Development
IT Development

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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.

Additional information

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

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