BTEC Level 3 in Sport :: Bishop Burton College

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

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness training
  • Practical sports
  • Sports coaching and leadership
  • Sport injuries
  • Sports psychology
  • Work experience and employability skills
  • English and Maths, as required.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C 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.”