Sport, Performance & Excellence

Qualification: Extended Diploma
Level 3

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About the course

Develop the advanced knowledge and practical skills required in various sporting disciplines such as; coaching, teaching, instructing and sports development. You will learn practical units in the field of sports science; nutrition, anatomy, physiology and practical team sports. You will gain valuable practical and personal transferable skills for work or higher education.

Earn up to 168 UCAS points#


 #Based on Distinction grades

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being
  • Professional development in sport
  • Sports leadership and coaching
  • Application of fitness testing
  • Sports event organisation

Year 2

  • Practical sports performance
  • Research methods in sport
  • Development and provision of sport and physical activity
  • Investigating business in the sport and active leisure industry
  • Skill acquisition in sport
  • Sports injury management
  • Rules, regulations and officiating in sport

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 3 Diploma qualification. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.


Fully equipped gym plus use of a number of off-site facilities, including:

  • Solent sports hall
  • Woodmill Activity Centre
  • Southampton Golf Club
  • Lordshill sports fields
  • Pound for Pound boxing
  • St Mary's Stadium

100% coursework/practical

Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C/9-4 (including English, maths and PE), OR
  • Level 2 in Sport and GCSES grade A*-C/9-4 in English, maths and PE

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
03/09/18 2 years Main
What next?
  • Employment as sports coach, fitness instructor, personal trainer, leisure manager, or outdoor activity instructor
  • Degree at university
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Team building trips
  • Stadium trip
  • Guest speakers
  • Work experience
  • Industry week activities

If you will be 19 before the start of the second year of this course, you will be liable to pay a fee for that year. Please contact us for more information.