Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching

Introduction

Course Title: Level 3 – Extended Diploma in Sport & Fitness
Course Code: OR227



This in-depth two year programme will develop your coaching and instructing skills whilst giving you a sound and concise knowledge of sport and exercise science.

Offering the ideal mix between practical and academic learning, it will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and investigate a wide range of subjects including science and physiology, nutrition, sports injuries and the lifestyle of the athlete.

This course links closely with the sports and fitness industries to help advise and prepare you for your first steps into your chosen career.

Overview

Qualification

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness)

Course Content

During the first year of this course you will complete the units for the Level 3 - 90 Credit Diploma in Sport and Fitness.

Year 2 units include:
Current issues in sport
Practical sport
Sports coaching
Sports development
Instructing physical activity
Exercise for specific groups
Rules, regulations & officiating
Organising sports events
Sports legacy development.

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

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade A*-C, including English and maths OR Level 2 Diploma/Level 2 Diploma at Merit level plus functional skills at Level 2 You will need enthusiasm and a keen interest in sport You will be required to complete a work placement.

Next Steps

Apprenticeship Degree course in Sport Development, Coaching or Fitness Further coaching qualifications

Career Opportunities

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