Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2015 to July 2016) and are subject to change next year.
All our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 24 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out a 24+ loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
This Level 3 programme is designed for individuals with a keen interest in sport, particularly in understanding how a range of components work closely together to ensure and develop optimum sporting performance of themselves or other athletes.
This course will increase your knowledge and skills across a range of sport-related units, including:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Sports Nutrition
- Sports Psychology
- Technical & Tactical Skills
- Athletes Lifestyle
- Practical Sport Fitness Testing & Training
You will start off on a one year programme studying 90 credits (equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels). Upon successful completion of year one you will then have the opportunity to progress onto the second year, completing a further 90 credits to achieve a full Extended Diploma (3 A-level equivalent). This qualification will form part of a study programme which will include exclusive access to our Sports Academy and Enrichment programme, Maths & English, Tutorial support, Work Experience, and development of employability and study skills.
5 GCSE's grade A*-C (including Maths and English. A GCSE in PE is also desirable) Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit/Distinction grade (or equivalent) + GCSE English and Maths at Grade C. Some applicants may be asked to sit a literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment and must achieve a minimum of L1. All applicants must successfully pass an academic interview
During this course you will build a portfolio of evidence which will include a variety of assessment evidence including witness testimonies, practical observations, written/oral questions, essays, reports, projects and presentations.
Learners who complete the Extended Diploma often go onto further or higher education, studying HNDs or degrees in a range of disciplines including Sports Coaching, Sports Business, Sports Science, Sports Journalism or Physical Education Teaching qualifications. Others have continued their studies with us to pursue careers in the fitness industry with our REPs accredited AIQ qualifications in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training.
You will be required to attend college for approximately 13 hours per week, Monday-Friday. In addition you will be expected to carry out a minimum of 3-6 hours independent study per week to complete coursework, assignments, projects and self-directed study.
You will learn in dedicated classrooms and in high quality facilities including a full sized Sports Hall, Exercise Studio and Sports Science Laboratory with state of the art equipment. Some lessons may also occur in the large on-site health and fitness club, which students also have access to free of charge, or at off-site facilities. You will also learn through a range of relevant trips, visits and guest lectures.