Sports Diploma – Level 3

The Level 3 Diploma in Sport is an advanced course that combines the opportunity to study a level 3 qualification with the opportunity to develop your own sporting performance.

The course investigates current issues and principles around the development of sports coaching and fitness. This involves aspects of sports coaching and development, Fitness and programming, talent identification, Fitness Testing, Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition. This is a theory and practical based course.

You will be provided with the knowledge and practical skills required to work in or study at higher levels in related fields the fields of sports development, sports coaching, fitness instructing and physical education. This course has excellent links with schools and charitable sporting foundations that enable students to gain valuable field based coaching and leadership experience, making it an ideal qualification for those interested in this area.

  • What will be studied

    During this Diploma, you will study:-

    • Anatomy for Sport & Exercise Sciences
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Sport Psychology
    • Fitness Testing
    • Fitness Training
    • Practical Sport
    • Sports massage
    • Coaching
    • Exercise Health & Lifestyle
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Research Methods
  • What are the entry requirements?

    In order to be considered for this physically demanding course, you will be required to:

    • Hold a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade 3 or above, including English
    • Or, a BTEC or other equivalent foundation level course awarded at a pass grade
    • Be self-motivated
    • Have a high level of fitness
    • Be able to proactively work within a team and independently
    • Have a strong work ethic

    You will be required to attend an interview to ascertain your suitability for the course, your interview may consist of practical activities

  • Where does this course lead to?

    On completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress onto Higher Education or full time employment.

  • What qualifications will be gained?

    On completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure.

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This practical based course will be delivered through:-

    • Presentations
    • Task-based exercises
    • Practical demonstrations
    • 1:1 support
    • Tutorials and lectures

    This study programme will be taught over 16 hours over four days and will be delivered at Kidderminster College Main Campus alongside local sporting facilities

    Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary.

    Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Throughout this course, you will be assessed on each unit via:-

    • Practical assignments
    • Coursework
    • Presentations
    • Class work

    You will be awarded a pass or a fail on successful completion of each unit.

  • How to get a place?
    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE 
  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or email for more information and advice.

    You will require a uniform as part of this course

    Whilst on this course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson takes, such as:-

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad
  • Exam Board:

    On completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress onto Higher Education or full time employment.


Start Date : September 2021 End Date : June 2023 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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