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BTEC Level 3 Diploma Sport (Extended Diploma)

This is the second year of a two year programme. This course is suitable for learners who are interested in a career in the sports, health and fitness industry. The course is designed to give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills and knowledge to prepare you for employment or Higher Education.


In the second year, a further nine units will be examined to achieve the Level 3 Sport Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels). Progression onto the second year of study is dependant upon successful completion of the Level 3 Sport 90 Credit Diploma. Progression is also dependant upon satisfactory attendance, punctuality and adherence to deadlines.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to participate in a number of trips and visits, some of which will involve overnight stays. Some trips and visits will be an integral part of your course and could form part of your final assessment, therefore attendance is compulsory. Trips and visits that have been arranged in the past include:

  • Wimbledon 2012
  • Wembley England International
  • International Sports Competitions
  • The National Football Museum
  • Old Trafford
  • English Institute of Sport (Sheffield)
  • Sport City (Manchester Velodrome)
  • Snow Zone
  • The Lake District Residential

On completion of your study opportunities onto higher education courses including: Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Sport and Exercise Science, Teaching, Sports Management, Sports Business, Sports Therapy, Sports Nutrition and Sports Psychology.

16-18? You may be able to study an extra AS Level alongside this course, please click on the link below to find out more information:


Classes will take the form of lectures, workshops, practical sports sessions, debates and tutorials.

Course Leader profiles

Craig Robinson

Graduated from Liverpool John Moores University having completed a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise Science as well as a PGCE in Further Education from Huddersfield University. Craig joined Calderdale College in 2007 having worked across various FE and Secondary Schools in South Yorkshire. Currently the Assistant Curriculum Manager for Science and Health Industries, Lead Interval Verifier (Sports) and still teaching on the Level 3 Sports course, Craig has a real passion for sport and more specifically football where he has represented many non-league teams. 

Jade Curry

Jade joined Calderdale College in 2009 after completing her PGCE at Huddersfield University. Previously to this, Jade completed a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science where she developed a keen interest in the field of exercise physiology and worked in a university undertaking research in the field. At Calderdale College, Jade is a Level 3 Sport Course Leader who teaches across a range of units.

Entry Requirements

Grades A*- C or grades 9 -4 including English, Maths and Science. It would also be beneficial to have a relevant level 2 qualification in Sport e.g. GCSE Physical Education or BTEC Level 2 Sport at grade Merit. Candidates will require a satisfactory reference from their school or current tutor.

Interview Process

Interview with a specialist tutor.

Questions & Answers

What makes the course special?

This course also gives you the opportunity to be a part of one of the colleges Development Centre Teams – Men’s Football, Women’s Football, Netball and Rugby (see prospectus for further details)

How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed using a variety of methods such as written assignments, presentations, podcasts, research projects, video analysis and practical observations. Continual assessment takes place throughout this course and therefore the importance of time management is greatly emphasised.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

If successful you may progress to degree subjects at university such as Sports Therapy, Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Physical Education and Support Studies. Possible careers include: Sports Psychologist, Health and Fitness Advisors, Sports Development

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Before Enrolment

he Advice & Guidance team provide impartial Student Advisors to give information about College Courses and provide initial guidance to help you decide which course is best for you They also provide financial advice and assistance if you need help with childcare, equipment, fees, or travel. Student Advisors will also provide you with necessary help and guidance you need when you are progressing on to further and higher education or employment.

During Your Study

o help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

Home Educated Young People

Young people aged 14-16 who are home educated can now access college courses free of charge to enhance their education. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available please contact the School Liaison Team on 01422 399332.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Start Date: September 2018
  • Hours per week: 15 hours per week
  • Days: Mon - Fri
  • Start Time: 9.00 am
  • End Time: 5.00 pm
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Fees: This course is free for students age 16 - 18. For students 19+ please contact our Student Services Team In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived. Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Science and Health Industries
  • Department Manager: Deborah Tims


  • Level: Level 3
  • Qualification Name: BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (2 full years)
  • Awarding Body: Edexcel

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