Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching


Course Title: Level 3 Diploma in Sport & Fitness
Course Code: OR247

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. It will prepare you for a range of Higher Education courses and job roles relating to the sports sector.

You will gain the skills and expertise to pursue a career in sport and exercise science, coaching, fitness or development. This course forms the first year of the two year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Fitness. Successfully completing the Diploma in Sport & Fitness will allow you to fast track directly into the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma and complete a higher qualification.



BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sport

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.
(Two units are exam based and are externally assessed)

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 minimum grades 9-4 or 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

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Fitness Advanced Apprenticeship in Leisure Management Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and Schools Sport

Career Opportunities

Sports coach Personal trainer Dietician Fitness instructor Gym instructor Sports physio Leisure centre operator Health centre operator.