Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching


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.



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.

Entry in the British colleges' football league
Daily football coaching
First aid qualification.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at minimum grades 9-4 / A*-C, including English and maths OR a Level 2 Diploma at Merit level including English and maths grades 9-4 / A*-C.


Next Steps

Apprenticeships, Higher Education - Sport Development / Coaching / Fitness, further coaching qualifications

Career Opportunities

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