Course overviewThe sport industry is an exciting sector enabling you to progress and specialise in a range of exciting areas. Sports coaching is a great way to get out and support the local community whether you are teaching sports skills to beginners or right up to professional sportsmen. Teaching in Physical Education is a hugely rewarding job that requires knowledge of a range of sports and coaching theories. The programme of study includes sports coaching, English, maths, work experience, enterprise and entrepreneurial concepts and problem solving.
The aim of this course is to develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of Sport by working towards a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification. The course is also designed to prepare you for higher education in a sports related subject or a career in the area of Sport. You will cover a minimum of 16 units in total over the two year, full-time course.
You will learn through a well-balanced range of studies, which combines practical skills with theoretical knowledge. Your lessons will take place in classrooms, sports facilities (indoor/outdoor) and in the sports laboratory. It is recommended that learners complete as much volunteering and work experience as possible to give them an insight into working in the sports industry e.g. Physiotherapists, Fitness Instructors, Sports Physiologists and Sports Teachers. Alongside your course maths and English will be continually assessed to improve your skills in these vital subjects.
Gain invaluable work experience within the sports sector to map out your successful career in any number of exciting sports employment possibilities.
Examine the full picture of sport including anatomy and physiology, health and safety and other vital topics to be successful in a range of exciting sports careers
Understand the requirements as a personal trainer on how to effectively test and train a client’s fitness levels
Test your progressive and developing coaching for physical education delivery
Analyse the impact of a range of lifestyle considerations on performance from nutrition, sports injury and the rehabilitation through sports massage.
Maths and English
Alongside your course you will study maths or English to improve your skills in these vital subjects by attending structured weekly sessions as part of your timetable. Maths and English development is also integrated in practical assignments.
What else do I need to know?Alongside the Level 3 National Extended Diploma course you will be expected to participate in all activities and excursions that are arranged as part of your course. This will include a residential trip during the first year. Alongside your main course programme you may also study Maths and/or English to improve your skills in these vital subjects by attending structured classes. You will also be assessed on your literacy and numeracy skills throughout the course.There are online resources to support you on this course and Additional Learning Support if required.
What are the entry requirements?
How is it assessed?
Assessment is predominantly through coursework, with some externally assessed content via exams.
What financial support is on offer?
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
What can I do next?
The qualification is also designed to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector, and is suitable for those who have decided that they clearly wish to enter a particular specialist area of work in the areas of sport, leisure and fitness. It also gives learners the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
How do I find out more?
Sport & Public Services
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