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Sport and Exercise Science (Level 3 Extended Certificate)

As part of the Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science programme, you will develop a set of practical, interpersonal and thinking skills which you will need for employment and higher education.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: A Levels
School Leaver - Academic
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/sport-and-exercise-science-level-3-extended-certificate
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Course Information for Students

The Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science focuses on the development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required for you to be able to succeed in employment and higher education. The Extended Certificate is a two-year BTEC programme equivalent to one A-level and is designed to be taken alongside other A-level options.

The course is made up of four units. Two are studied in the first year, with two units being taken in Year Two. Students will need strong time keeping and organisational skills to excel in their studies, while also requiring coaching and leadership skills for their practical assessments. The course is focussed on candidates who may wish to go on to study Sport in higher education settings.

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.

It is advised that all candidates should have some existing links to sports teams, clubs or associations. The course requires students to develop their coaching skills and therefore there is an expectation that all students will be motivated to deliver and take part in practical sessions – both in and out of the College environment – with a range of clients.

In Year One, candidates will study two mandatory units:

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness

In Year Two, candidates will study two units:

  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Specialised Fitness Training

These units will be studied alongside other A-levels or can be converted into a larger qualification, with further study based at Broomfield Hall campus.

This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.

There are no additional costs.

In order to access facilities, there may be a requirement for students to travel to Broomfield Hall. This may result in an additional transport cost for these sessions.

Students are expected to wear black tops (T-shirts, jumpers, hoodies etc) when in class and when representing the sports department during coaching sessions. Students are free to wear what they choose on their lower half, providing it is suitable for the activity being undertaken.

There are DCG-branded options to purchase should students wish to do so. However, this is not mandatory: we merely expect compliance with our colour code.

If you also join one of our sports academies, you may be required to purchase an academy-specific uniform which is an additional cost set by that academy.

All students will benefit from having a tablet or laptop to aid them with their studies.

There will be ongoing assessment throughout the year. Each unit will be split into a number of assignments and assessed against the unit content. These assessments will be graded on a Pass, Merit or Distinction basis.

Assessments will be a mixture of presentations, reports, practicals and essays, and will form your portfolio of evidence.

In Year 1 Functional Anatomy is assessed via an externally set exam.

Successful candidates may wish to go on to study Sports Coaching at DCG or different Sport degrees with other higher education providers.

Students may also wish to expand their knowledge and continue their studies for a third year by completing the Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science at Broomfield Hall.

Other courses that may be of interest are the:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Therapy
  • Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training 
  • Level 2 Award in Understanding Nutrition, Performance and Healthy Eating
  • FdA Sports Coaching

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

£17553

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

Sports and Leisure Assistants

£11140

Sports and Leisure Assistants

Leisure and Sports Managers

£29646

Leisure and Sports Managers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:49 pm