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Qualification name BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 2nd September 2024
Cost description Usual concessions and support available. More information is available on the college website.
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

Everything you need to launch a challenging and rewarding career in the sports industry.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Five GCSEs including English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade 4 or above.

View the key features of this course.

This course is a mix of practical and theory based learning with a focus on giving you a well-rounded and detailed knowledge of the sports sector. You’ll cover topics such as applied coaching skills, sports development, sports psychology, nutrition for physical performance, anatomy and physiology in sport, school sport delivery, research project in sport, careers in the sport and active leisure industry. You’ll consider the roles, responsibilities and skills of sports coaches, and plan, deliver

Understand how the course will be delivered.

You will be timetabled over four days, with time to study independently and to take part in enrichment-based activities that run across College. You will have your Wednesday afternoons free to be involved with one or more of the College teams. The course will involve you working on different tasks and activities which will go towards your final assessments. Lecturers will always be available to support your learning and understanding of the assignments set. You should be very aware that altho

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

You will work through a continuous programme of assignments, class activities, practical tasks, discussions, presentations, written reports, voluntary work, organising events and coaching. Each assessment will be graded against the unit criteria and from there you will get an overall grade ranging from Pass, Merit and Distinction.

In the future you could pursue a career in PE teaching, sports coaching, sports development, sports management and the leisure industry, amongst others. You may progress onto Level 4 courses at HSDC or Apprenticeships. A large number of our students will move onto university to study degree programmes in PE teaching, sports coaching and development, sport and exercise science, health and fitness, sports psychology and sports studies.

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Name HSDC: South Downs Campus
Address College Road
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Phone 023 9279 7979
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