South Thames College

Sport Certificate & Diploma - Level 3

Introduction

This qualification is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and understanding of the sport and physical activity sector. This qualification will act as a stepping stone to a range of occupations often through the route of higher education. This qualification is for learners who are looking to develop general knowledge and interpersonal skills to support them into higher education and improve job prospects.

This course will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of sports and fitness industry and prepare you for the university-level study or help develop the skills that should give you better job prospects.

Certificate route – you will study (3 mandatory units and 3 optional units) Diploma (540) route – you will study (3 mandatory and 6 optional units)

Mandatory Units

  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Preparing for a career in sport and physical activity
  • Sports coaching

Optional Units

  • Practical team sports
  • Coaching special populations
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Principles of anatomy and physiology
  • Leadership in sport
  • Applied strength and conditioning

Assessment

You will be assessed through practical performance and a portfolio of work that you will build up over the duration of the course. You will also need to undertake at least 35 hours mandatory work experience.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs grades A*-C (9-4) including English, Maths, Science and/or PE or a relevant, or a related Level 2 Certificate qualification at MERIT grade at least. A reference from previous school/college and must demonstrate that you practice at least one sport or fitness train.

For international students, you will need an IELTS score of 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each section) or equivalent. Find out more in the international pages.

Materials

You'll need good quality trainers and fitness gear to complete your practical work.

Next Steps

Achieve the Certificate on the first year of study then top up to the Diploma (720) on the second year.

Achieve the Diploma (540) on the first year of study then top up to the Extended Diploma on the second year.

The second year of study will give you much more detail on the subject matter and support learners who want to progress into higher education, ultimately leading the learner into employment.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.


Apply for this course

Start DateStudy ModeCampus
  • 6 Sep 2021 Full TimeWandsworth
    Where and when
    Location:
    Wandsworth
    Times:
    Daytime
    Duration:
    1 Year
    Study mode:?
    Full Time
    Days:
    Weekday
    Start:
    06/09/2021
    End:
    01/07/2022
    Code:
    WSP3009CF/2122
    What do I need to pay?
    16-18 year olds:
    £ 0
    19 and older: ?
    £ 0 - 2,882
    Materials fees: ?
    May be charged
  • 6 Sep 2021 Full TimeWandsworth
    Where and when
    Location:
    Wandsworth
    Times:
    Daytime
    Duration:
    1 Year
    Study mode:?
    Full Time
    Days:
    Weekday
    Start:
    06/09/2021
    End:
    01/07/2022
    Code:
    WSP3010CF/2122
    What do I need to pay?
    16-18 year olds:
    £ 0
    19 and older: ?
    £ 0 - 2,225
    Materials fees: ?
    May be charged

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