This course provides students with a specialist work-related focus and covers key knowledge and practical skills. It is designed to provide students with the grounding they need to progress to a higher sports course.
- Practical sports
- Active leisure
- Employment in sport
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in College three days a week.
Students can progress to the Level 2 course and there are opportunities to progress further after this.
Work as a fitness instructor, leisure centre assistant, lifeguard, sports coach and many more. More senior positions can then be pursued following further development.
A genuine passion for the subject and one satisfactory reference is needed.
BTEC Level 3 in Sport (Coaching, Development and Fitness)
“You get all the support you need here. The sports facilities are all excellent, as are the coaches. I definitely want to work in the sporting industry now.”
Leia is passionate about sport and has been actively involved as a player, coach and volunteer throughout her time at Bishop Burton College.
She has captained the College netball academy team, represented Great Britain Colleges in netball and has also volunteered in rugby league, winning the RFL Young Volunteer Award.
In 2016, Leia was crowned ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ at the annual Bishop Burton College Sports Awards.
“You get all the support you need here,” said Leia. “The sports facilities are all excellent, as are the coaches. I definitely want to work
in the sporting industry now.
“Winning Sports Personality of the Year was a really big surprise. We’d had a good year as a team but there was so much competition. I was really pleased with it."