Havering College of Further and Higher Education
In Hornchurch

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Typology Course
Level Advanced
Location Hornchurch
Duration 1 Year
Start September 2018
  • Course
  • Advanced
  • Hornchurch
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    September 2018

The BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Sport provides an introduction to the sports sector for people looking to build a career in sport, within one of its occupational areas. These include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching, sports development and the outdoors environment. The scheme is aimed at young players with aspirations to improve their football skills, but who also appreciate the importance of continuing their studies. It offers the opportunity to gain a recognised educational qualification whilst receiving top class football coaching and playing in the Football Conference Youth League (under 19).


Where and when

Starts Location
Ardleigh Green Road, RM11 2LL, Essex, England
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Starts Sep-2018
Ardleigh Green Road, RM11 2LL, Essex, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Who is it intended for?

This course can lead to progression onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport. Employment opportunities include various jobs within the sports and leisure industry in the following areas: Exercise and Fitness; Coaching; Sports development; Outdoor environment.

· Requirements

Successful football trials and interview; 4 GCSEs at grade C or A BTEC level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit level or equivalent qualification. In addition to your qualifications, you will need to supply a reference from your previous school, college or employer and complete a satisfactory interview. This course is open to both male and female footballers on the provision that we recruit enough footballers to make both a male and female cohort as the rules for the football leagues do not allow mixed teams to play.


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What you'll learn on the course

Sports Nutrition
Sports Coaching
Risk in Sport
Risk in Sport
Risk in Sport
Risk in Sport
Risk in Sport

Course programme

This is a one year course covering 10 units and is the equivalent of 1.5 A-Levels. It is predominately theory-based with some practical sessions on the timetable. During the course, you will attend football training, as well as classroom sessions that will cover a variety of issues within the sports and leisure industry.

Course Assessment Method

The course is assessed by a variety of methods:

  • Practical demonstration;
  • Written assignments;
  • Posters;
  • Leaflets;
  • Presentations.

You will be studying the following units:

  • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology;
  • The Physiology of Fitness;
  • Assessing Risk in Sport;
  • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise;
  • Fitness Training & Programming;
  • Sports Nutrition;
  • Sports Coaching;
  • Exercise, health & Lifestyle;
  • Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise;
  • Practical Team Sports.

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