What will I learn?
The course provides a scientific understanding from a range of disciplines under the sports umbrella with a strong emphasis on the human body. You will learn about the key components that relate to the scientific principles of sport that are inclusive of anatomy and physiology, sports and exercise psychology and field based fitness tests. These principles are studied so that you gain an underpinning knowledge regarding the practical aspects of sports and exercise, including training, fitness assessment and elite level performance. The course as a whole aims to be holistic and provides you with the opportunity to learn from a range of disciplines from sports coaching to Current Issues in Sport.
How will I learn?
This qualification is a combination of theory, practical work and on-going assessments in both real life and classroom based environments.
What is the qualification I will gain (include LARA code)
Subsidiary Diploma (Year 1) (500/6751/5)
Diploma in Sport (Year 2) (500/6755/2)
Extended Diploma in Sport (Year 2) (500/6764/3)
What level is the qualification?
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed via practical, verbal, and course work based assessments that are on-going throughout the year and dependent upon the unit studied at that time.
What are the entry requirements?
Minimum age of 16 and a keen interest in sport and exercise and the sports industry as a whole. You must also have 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4/A*- C inclusive of English and maths.
Is this the right course for me?
Would you like to progress onto University? Do you want a career within elite/amateur level sport? Would you like to be a coach or Sports Development officer in the future? Have you thought about a career as a sports psychologist or a sports physiologist within elite level sport?
If you do well on this course then it will provide you with a big stepping stone towards these goals in the future. Much of the work conducted on the course provides a strong basis for going on to specialise in one of the many sports science or coaching disciplines through hard work and dedication. If you have the right aptitude and enjoy striving for excellence then this course is the one for you.
What are the courses strong points?
The course is taught by a wide range of experts within the field including a tutor having coached with Manchester Uniteds set up both at home and abroad as well as a fully qualified personal trainer and cricket coach.
This qualification provides you with the basis to progress onto University with solid foundations in place as well as having the opportunity to move directly into the world of coaching immediately after completing the course.
Good mixture of practical and theory.
Progression route / what jobs can it lead to?
Students can progress directly onto University if completing the two year Extended Diploma in Sport programme.
Students can add additional qualifications to make their application stronger within an ever increasing competitive job market if they wish to become a Coach or Fitness Instructor by having solid foundations in place to facilitate employability within the industry.
Are there any additional costs?
Purchase of kit is compulsory.
Which campus will I study at?
Kingsway Campus, Dunstable with some sessions held at Creasey Park