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NCFE Level 3 Diploma + Extended in Sport Science

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £2,882 per year*
  • Duration of course 72 weeks (Over 2 years)
  • Course type Full-time (16-18s)
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

The course is delivered as two one-year programmes:

Year 1 – Diploma

Year 2 – Extended Diploma

Students are expected to satisfactorily complete the Diploma programme in order to progress onto the Extended Diploma in the second year

Areas of study include:

·       Anatomy

·       Physiology

·       Research methods

·       Sports coaching

·       Practical sport

·       Sports injuries

·       Fitness testing and training

·       Sports massage

·       Psychology for sports performance

·       Analysis of sports performance

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

·       Higher Education courses within sport, which lead onto a wide range of future careers e.g. Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Lecturer, Teacher, Sports Management, Sports Coach, Strength and Conditioning, Personal Training, Sports Analyst, Sports Nutritionist, Sports Psychologist

·       Vocational qualifications e.g. gym instructing and personal training

·       Apprenticeships within the sport and leisure industry

·       Employment within the sport and leisure industry

How will I learn?

Combination of both theory and practical work e.g. coaching and practical instruction    

How will I be assessed?

Continuous ongoing assessment takes place through the course to develop a portfolio of evidence

Types of assessment include:

·       Practical

·       Role play

·       Group work

·       Professional discussion

·       Presentation

·       Written report

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc


2 – 5 hours per week of independent learning

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

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What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

All GCSE grades obtained

Minimum achievement of 5 GCSE qualifications at grade C or 4, including English, Maths and Science

Expected prior knowledge


English level

Level 2 (GCSE grade C or 4)

Mathematics level

Level 2 (GCSE grade C or 4)

Equipment and other costs

All students are required to wear practical kit at all times

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Days.

* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.