Course: BTEC Level 3 in Sport

Department: Sport

Type: 16+

Duration: One or two years, depending on study route

The Course

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. 

What You Study

  • 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.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form, by calling 0800 731 82 81 or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

Entry Requirements

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.

Leia Cole

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.”