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.
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.
- Anatomy and physiology
- Fitness training
- Practical sports
- Sports coaching and leadership
- Sport injuries
- Sports psychology
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One or two years, depending on study route. Normally three days per week in college.
Degrees in sport can also be studied at Bishop Burton College on completion of this course.
Careers can be pursued as a fitness instructor, sports coach, working in leisure centres or the sports retrial sector, among others.
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.
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.
Leia is passionate about sport and has been actively involved as a player, coach and volunteer throughout her time at the College.
She has captained the College netball academy team, represented Great Britain Colleges in netball and has also volunteered in rugby league, winning the RFL Young Volunteer Award.
In 2016, Leia was crowned ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ at the annual Bishop Burton College Sports Awards.
“You get all the support you need here,” said Leia. “The sports facilities are all excellent, as are the coaches. I definitely want to work
in the sporting industry now.
“Winning Sports Personality of the Year was a really big surprise. We’d had a good year as a team but there was so much competition. I was really pleased with it."