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Sport - Level 3 BTEC Certificate and Diploma

Available for applications

More information about this Course

Useful Information
This stimulating and challenging vocational course is for students who intend to study for a degree or follow a career in Sport and Recreation

Course Overview
This is a vocational course designed to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the Sport and Exercise Science industry. Students will explore topics such as the Anatomy & Physiology of Sport, Sports Leadership and Coaching for Performance. Learning is largely theory based, linking the subject areas to current and relevant pratical sporting settings. Students will acquire knowledge via staff, individual and group research, visiting speakers, assessing elite performers and personal experience.

Course Highlights

Course Specific Trips & Visits

The College offers a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include visiting speakers, an assault course, a stadium tour, a team-building paintball experience and  a visit to university sports science labs.

Any full time student at Coulsdon Sixth Form College can apply to join the College Football Academy, run by Fulham Football Club. The Academy allows students to fulfil their sporting aspirations, with the hope of developing a career in football, either through playing, coaching or officiating.

The Academy offers students:


  • Elite coaching, with highly trained coaches
  • Guidance and knowledge on developing individual fitness programmes
  • Access to the College Fitness Suite
  • Advice on nutrition and healthy living
  • The chance to play in National competitions
  • Coaching and officiating qualifications
  • Opportunities to play at Fulham Football Club

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Studying Sport at Coulsdon could lead to:

  • A degree in Sports Studies, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Therapy, Sports Management or Sports Coaching and PE teaching
  • Careers within the Fitness Training Industry, Leisure Centres, Sports Development and Coaching are also popular


Students should have a genuine interest in sport as much of the course will involve linking the theory learnt through sporting examples. Students will not be directly assessed on their sporting ability. However, there are practical elements of the course that require students to be motivated, enthusiastic and able to regularly participate in practical lessons and able to consistently meet coursework deadlines.

Students should be willing to take part in practical activities and be able to work with others.

Students take ten units, consisting of written assignments, presentations and practical assessments.

The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.

Entry Requirements
Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have (or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme. Practical sporting ability is required.

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