Course: BTEC Level 3 in Sport

Department: Sport

Type: 16+

Duration: Six months - two years, depending on study route

The Course

This course provides an introduction to the sector for students looking to build a career in sport, in areas such as exercise and fitness, coaching and leadership, sports development and the outdoors. The course is designed to give a full understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in this industry.

The Sub Diploma pathway is also available to start on 21 January 2019, in which you will complete seven units, with the option to continue for a second year to achieve a Diploma in Sport.


A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.

  • One-year Extended Certificate, including English and Maths
  • One-year Foundation Diploma
  • Two-year Diploma, including English and Maths
  • Two-year Extended Diploma.

What You Study

  • Sports coaching
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Sports injuries
  • Leadership in sport
  • Work experience and employability skills
  • English and Maths, as required.

If you choose to study the Sub Diploma starting in January 2019, you will study:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Fitness Testing in Sport
  • Maintaining safety in Sport
  • Coaching and development of athletes
  • Practical sports performance
  • Work experience and employability skills
  • English and Maths, as required.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 qualification. A satisfactory reference is also needed.

Leia Cole

BTEC Level 3 in Sport

With our new Sport course having just launched, find out what Leia, a student at our partner College - Bishop Burton, thinks of the course.