This course provides an introduction to the sector for students looking to build a career in sport, in areas such as exercise and fitness, coaching and leadership, sports development and the outdoors. It is designed to give a full understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in this industry.
A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.
- One-year Extended Certificate, including English and Maths.
- One-year Foundation Diploma
- Two-year Diploma, including English and Maths.
- Two-year Extended Diploma.
- Sports coaching
- Fitness testing for sport and exercise
- Sports injuries
- Outdoor and adventurous activities
- Leadership in sport
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One or two years full-time, depending on study route.
Degrees in Sport can also be studied at Bishop Burton College on completion of this course.
Students are assessed using a variety of methods, including presentations, written reports, role plays, voice recordings, video presentations, practical sessions, observations and posters.
Students are expected to find a suitable one-week placement in the sports industry. As a college, we have a wide selection of placements for the students to contact ranging from professional sports teams to national fitness organisations and local leisure centres.
Work as a professional sports coach, fitness instructor, community development officer, event co-ordinator, sports masseuse and many more.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 qualification. A satisfactory reference is also needed.
BTEC Level 3 in Sport
“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."