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Sport & Exercise Science, Extended Diploma Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


BTEC Extended Diplomas are an ideal choice if you are keen to combine academic studies with developing your sport performance and prefer a vocational alternative to A Levels. The BTEC Extended Diploma satisfies university entry requirements, but will also prepare you for a choice of interesting and worthwhile careers in the sport and fitness industry. The inclusion of Sports Psychology in the course makes the qualification a popular choice.
Over the two years within the full Extended Diploma you will study 18 units of work, which is the Equivalent of three A Levels. You will also have the opportunity to gain the additional qualification – Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) and YMCA Level two – which is valued by employers. Also required to complete the course is a minimum of 15 hours per week home-based study.
Football pathway – if you have a strong interest in football there is an option of completing the Extended Diploma with a focus on football.

Why Our College?

Excellent progression

100% of our students progress to universitym employment, apprenticeships, or gap years

Developed with employers

Our career focused courses have been developed with employers, to ensure you'll be equipped with the skills needed for the modern workplace

Learning opportunities

To enhance your studies, we offer a variety of opportunities for you to meet new people, and enhance your UCAS personal statement or CV by getting involved in something rewarding

Entry Requirements

Succesful completion of the 90 credit Diploma


Progression into employment with in the sport and fitness sector or further study at level 4 or above.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.

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