Course: BTEC Level 3 in Sport (Coaching, Development and Fitness)

Department: Sport

Type: 16+

Duration: One or two years

The Course

This programme 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. The course 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
  • One-year Foundation Diploma
  • Two-year Diploma
  • 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 C or 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 (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.”