Sport & Exercise Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Sport & Exercise Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma LocationCranford Avenue Course Overview Apply Now Develop your knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and ethical issues through the study of sport, exercise and health. This qualification provides you with a firm theoretical and practical grounding and prepares you for future employment or higher education.
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Selection is by interview and you should have at least one of the following: • 5 GCSEs at minimum grade C including English Language, maths and science • Or a Level 2 Diploma with Merit • You should be interested in all aspects of sport and sport performance. Course Content Year 1 mandatory units: • Anatomy for sport and exercise • Sport and exercise physiology • Sport and exercise psychology Specialist units: • Sports nutrition • Research methods for sport and exercise sciences • Exercise health and lifestyle • Fitness testing for sport and exercise • Work Experience in Sport • Practical Team Sport Year 2 mandatory units: • Research project in sport and exercise sciences Specialist units: • Fitness training and programming • Analysis of sports performance • Instructing physical activity and exercise • Sport injuries • Sport coaching • Practical individual sports • Applied sport and exercise physiology • Applied sport and exercise psychology In addition to this, if you are a talented individual, aged 16-19 and committed to developing your sports performance while studying, you may also be able to participate in one of our Academies – Football or Tennis. How do the Academies work? Academy players will have a timetable with coaching and playing sessions built in. This enables you to study on a full-time course and play/train for the Academy team without missing key lecture time. The Football Academy is coordinated and run by experienced and qualified coaching staff who deliver a first-class football performance programme. • Professional and FA qualified coaching team • Competitive matches in British Colleges SW regional league • Sports injury staff • Cup competitions • Excellent training and playing facilities (including new 3G artificial pitch) • Academy kit The Tennis Academy has access to four indoor courts so runs all year around. The Academy is coordinated and run by experienced and qualified coaching staff who deliver a first-class tennis performance/coaching development programme. • Professional and LTA qualified coaching team • Competitive matches and British Colleges regional competitions • Sports injury staff • Opportunity to develop coaching skills and gain recognised awards • Excellent training and playing facilities (including access to 4 indoor tennis courts) Academy selection process: To be considered for the Tennis Academy you need to attend a formal trial in September where a squad will be selected. How will I be assessed? All units are assessed and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. Two units are externally assessed. The course is assignment-based using individual and group work, which will require you to complete investigations, reports and presentations. Progression This course prepares you for employment or you can continue to the Level 4 Foundation degree (FdSc) Sport; Coaching, Health and Fitness in partnership with University of Plymouth. Students who completed this course have gained places on courses such as BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Performance, BSc (Hons) Sport (Health & Fitness) and BA (Hons) Exercise & Sport Science at universities such as Exeter, Glamorgan and Bath. Fees • If you are aged 16-18 as of 31st August on the year of enrolment - no course fee. • If you are over 19 as of 31st August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases, please contact us for full information. Bursary Funds: There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19’s. Please contact our Information Centre for details of costs and concessions on 01305 208808 or email: Rehabilitation of offenders: To help us look after students and assess risks, you will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions when you apply to do a course at Weymouth College. We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for all. We welcome people with additional learning needs and/or disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds in all minority groups within the community, ensuring students receive fair treatment when studying at Weymouth College. Copies of the College's Equality and Diversity policies can be found in the Library.