Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching


Course Title: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Rugby pathway)
Course Code: OR259

This Rugby pathway allows you to studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport whilst continue developing your own Rugby performance and coaching skills and compete at college level in one of the UKs fastest growing competitive sports.

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.

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