Sport & Physical Activity – Working in Sport & Leisure – Level 3

The Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity - Working in Sport and Leisure 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, customer service in sport and physical activity, fitness testing, marketing skills for sport and physical activity 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 the fields of sports development, sports coaching, fitness instructing and physical education. This course has excellent links with schools and charitable sporting foundations that allow students to gain valuable field- based coaching and leadership experience. This makes KC Sports Level 3 the ideal qualification for those interested in this area.

  • What will be studied
    • Fitness training and programming
    • Customer service in sport and physical activity
    • Nutrition
    • Sports coaching
    • Marketing skills for sport and physical activity
    • Working in sport and leisure
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • 5 GCSEs at grades 4 or above to include English and Maths
    • Be self-motivated
    • Have a high level of fitness
    • Be able to proactively work within a team and independently
    • Have a strong work ethic
  • Where does this course lead to?

    Eventually, you can apply for a job in:

    • Personal trainer
    • Sports coach
    • Football referee
    • Sports therapist
    • Sports journalist
    • Gym Manager
    • Sports Tutor
  • 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.

    A college uniform can be purchased through the college website

    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:
    • University
    • The Sports Coaching Science with Disability Sport BSc offered by Worcester University


Start Date : September 2023 End Date : June 2025 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 2 Years
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