Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching and Development

Cambridge Regional College
Course summary
Professional Training
2 Year(s)
Full time
Course Dates

Course description

This two year programme is designed to prepare you for a career in the sports industry. The breadth of content in this qualification allows learners to widen their opportunities to progress to a number of different higher education courses. The course is equivalent in size to three A levels and includes 12 different units, seven of which are mandatory.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Each project, activity or assignment that you complete will be assessed. These assessments indicate your level of performance and contribute to your final grade. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Assessment will be through practical and theoretical assignments.

You will be required to take part in weekly physical activity. You will also be assessed on your physical fitness four times a year. You must be willing to take part in all practical activities and assessments. During your course you may have the chance to study some of the following additional qualifications:

• Level 3 Sports Leaders
• YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym Based Exercise)
• Level 1 Football Coaching
• Level 1 Basketball Coaching
• Level 1 Badminton Coaching
• Level 1 Rugby Coaching
• First Aid at Work
• GCSE retakes

There may be a certification fee for these qualifications.

During your time on the course you will have the chance to attend extra residential activities. These may include:
• France water sports tour
• Ski/snowboarding trip
• Volunteering trip to Morocco

There is an extra cost for these activities

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Level: 3

Training Course Content

Year 1

  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Applied Coaching Skills
  • Sport Development
  • Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity

Year 2

  • Research Project in Sport (Pearson-set)
  • AND 5 Pathway Units
  • Sports Psychology
  • Nutrition for Physical Performance
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Functional Sports Massage
  • Fitness Testing
  • Fitness Training
  • Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
  • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
  • Practical Sports Application
  • Influence of Technology in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Organising Events in Sport and Physical Activities
  • Ethical and Current Issues in Sport
  • Marketing Communications
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in Sport
  • Sport and Leisure Facility Operations
  • Sports Tourism
  • School Sport Delivery.

Continuing Studies

This programme is equivalent to three A Levels and will provide you with the learning opportunities and experiences required for a career in the broad sports-related industry. The Extended Diploma is also recognised as an entry qualification for Higher Education.

The course enables you to prepare for work or further study, and will provide you with the learning opportunities and experiences to enhance your understanding by learning in, learning about, and learning through sports activities.

As part of your course you may have the opportunity to play for one of our college teams. Currently we have teams that represent the college nationally in football, basketball, netball and rugby. We also attend the AOC Regional and National Championship where we sent representatives in over 10 different sports.

We also run a scholarship programme with Cambridge United for male and female football. Please see additional leaflet for more information to include the application process and trials.

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Cambridge Regional College

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Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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