NCFE Level 3 in Sport and Physical Activity (Sport and Exercise Science Pathway)

NCFE, Diploma and Extended Diploma
Study Area: 16-18 & 19+
Duration: 1 Year or 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time

Course Overview

You will benefit from high quality teaching and learning delivered by experienced industry and education professionals. In addition, you will have the opportunity to study in the new state of the art facilities that include County Standard Sports Hall, County Standard 4th Generation All-Weather Pitch, Fitness Suite and interactive Classrooms.

Year 1 of this course will cover the knowledge and skill development required for progression into many careers within the fields of health, physical activity, leadership and sport. Units of study may include:

  • Preparing for a Career in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Fitness Testing for Sports and Exercise
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Practical Sport
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Work Experience in Sport

 

Year 2 of the course builds upon skills and knowledge from year 1, to deliver more specialist learning in line with career and progression aspirations. Students are supported with applications to higher education and building their CV with work experience and volunteering opportunities, ready for future employment.

This course also gives you the opportunity to study, alongside being part of a College Sport Academy.

Start Date

September 2024

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

This is an advanced course suitable for those with at least 5 GCSEs at grade C/ grade 4 or above, to include Maths and English. A relevant Level 2 qualification at a Distinction or equivalent would also be beneficial, but not essential. Additionally, you may be required to undertake a taster session or task with course tutors.

Progression

If successful on the course, you may progress to degree subjects at university such as Sports Therapy, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Physical Education and Support Studies.

Possible careers include: Health and Fitness Advisors, Sports Development Coordinator, Sports Scientist, Sports Psychologist, P.E. Teacher and Sport Coach.

Assessment Methods

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 the importance of time management is greatly emphasised.

NCFE Level 3 in Sport and Physical Activity (Sport and Exercise Science Pathway)

Study Area: 16-18 & 19+
Duration: 1 Year or 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
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