If you're interested in sports coaching, fitness instructing or the development of sport this is the course for you. This course usually takes place over three days per week. It is a mixture of practical and theory, and you will study subjects such as principles of anatomy and physiology, fitness training, organising sports events, work experience in sport and sports coaching. The two-year National Extended Diploma course is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and is worth up to 168 UCAS points (Triple Distinction*) or 144 UCAS points (Triple Distinction). You will benefit from taking part in sport at a variety of outstanding local facilities, including Kendal Rugby Club, Carus Green Golf Club, Kendal Leisure Centre, Kendal Tennis Centre, Kendal Squash Club. You will also benefit from small class sizes and will work with industry professionals in a variety of settings to support your career in the Sport and Leisure Industry. The course involves a variety of visits to enhance student knowledge and the ability to work with employers. Recent trips have included visits to St George's Park (Football Association National Centre) and Stade de France in Paris. The course will allow you to develop your organisational skills through planning sports sessions, motivational skills through delivering exercise sessions and leadership skills through the various additional courses that are completed on the course. You will also increase your own personal and fitness levels during the practical units, such as Practical Sport Performance! You will also have the opportunity to undertake sports volunteering and gain a National Governing Body award. All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main course. Those students who have not yet achieved a Grade 4 (or C) at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them. However, students will still have to achieve the stated Entr
|Qualification name||BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||9th January 2022|
You should have a minimum of five GCSEs Grade 4 or above, including English or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction. In addition you will be given an interview with a member of the Sport team to assess your suitability and potential for successful completion of the course. NB: Enrolment on this course is dependent on meeting the Entry Requirements stated above.