Sport (L3 Extended Diploma)

This course is available in Welsh

Course Overview

On this two year course you will focus on the study of the human body in sport, coaching skills and fitness instruction. There is also an emphasis on improving and developing sport within society.

You will need a wide range of sporting interests and enjoy taking part in all activities. As many study units are related to leadership and coaching, you should also be confident to work with peers and young children in schools.

The units studied on the course are:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Practical Individual Sports
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sport and Exercise Massage
  • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
  • Organising Sports Events


Entry Requirements

Five GCSE’s at grade C or above including English and Maths or the Level 2 qualification in Sport or Public Services (with a Merit profile).

Course Delivery

You will be assessed in various ways including written assignments, presentations, leaflets, fact sheets, practical coaching, small reports and professional discussions.

Elements of this course can be delivered through the medium of Welsh.

Progression Opportunities

Staying with GCS, you could progress on to the Foundation Degree in Sports Development and Management

Common university courses include sport and PE, leisure management studies, sports coaching, sporting development and teaching PE.

Explore some of the careers you could pursue on completion of this course, and their related salaries.

More opportunities can be found on the Careers in Sport website

Additional Information

Students will undertake additional vocationally relevant qualifications such as First Aid, Sports Leaders UK, AGORED Sport units and NGB awards (for which a small extra fee may apply).

Students on this course will be charged for a DBS check which costs £40.

Students are required to purchase a college T-shirt, polo and hoodie at a cost of £70.  Students will have the opportunity to purchase a college tracksuit and sports related kit linked to the sport of their choice.

Minimal costs may be required for local educational visits.

Course deliverable in Welsh: