Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching


Course Title: Level 3 – 90 Credit Diploma in Sport & Fitness
Course Code: OR226

Ideal for the sport enthusiast who is keen to participate in a variety of sports whilst studying coaching and fitness at a higher level.

This qualification is designed to develop your understanding of health, fitness, coaching and sports development. You will learn about the body in sport, exercise and fitness and preparing for working in the industry, as well as developing occupational skills such as teamwork, effective communication and problem solving.

You will gain the skills and expertise to pursue a career in sport and exercise science, coaching, fitness or development. This course provides an appropriate background for those who want to progress to courses in Higher Education. This course forms the first year of the two year Level 3 Extended Diploma. Successfully completing the 90 Credit Diploma will allow you to fast track directly into the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma and complete a higher qualification.



90 Credit Diploma in Sport (QCF)

Course Content

Units include:
Anatomy & physiology
Physiology of fitness
Assessing risk in sport
Fitness training & programming
Sports coaching
Fitness testing
Practical sport
Current issues in sport
Exercise, health & lifestyle
Work experience.

Entry in the British colleges' football leagues as well as a wide range of fitness opportunities
Professional football coaching and developmental fitness training
Functional skills/English and maths GCSE
First aid qualification.

Option to include (additional cost):
Gym and fitness instructing qualification
Level 2 Sports Coaching qualification

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and maths OR Level 2 Diploma at Merit level plus functional skills at Level 2 You will be required to complete a work placement.

Next Steps

Year 2 Level 3 - Extended Diploma in Sport Apprenticeship Higher Education - Fitness/Coaching Degree

Career Opportunities

Sports coach, personal trainer, dietician, fitness instructor, gym instructor, sports physio, leisure centre operator, health centre operator