Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching


Course Title: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Football pathway)
Course Code: OR258

Are you interested in playing football at state of the art facilities, whilst studying sport at college?
This level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport combines the studying of sports coaching and fitness with the opportunity to develop your own technical and coaching skills at Dorchester Town Football clubs state of the art 3G facilities. You will learn how analyse your own playing performance whilst developing coaching techniques to suit players of all ages and abilities.
The qualification will enable you to explore subjects such as Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology and Sports Psychology and will give you an insight into Fitness and Performance Training programme development for amateur to elite performers.



BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport Development and Coaching

Course Content

Year 1 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)

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

Entry in the British colleges' football leagues as well as a wide range of fitness opportunities
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.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at minimum grades 9-4 or A*-C, including English, maths and a science or PE OR a Level 2 Diploma at Merit level including English and maths grades 9-4 or A*- C. You will need enthusiasm and a keen interest in sport.

Next Steps

Successful completion of this 2 year Sports Diploma course will enable you progress onto a University Degree and begin an exciting career in one of the fastest growing industries. Advanced Apprenticeship in Leisure Management Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport Higher Education Part-time courses

Career Opportunities

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

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
02-Sep-19 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time 3 days plus work experience 210
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase a training kit package at the start of the course at around £150 - this cost will include a contribution towards additional educational visits.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

A full kit list will be provided before the start of the course. Suitable outdoor clothing - the clothing must be suitable for environment, climate and time of year. Appropriate footwear. KMC polo shirt.


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