Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

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Course Overview

These qualifications are for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning. The qualification will prepare learners for a range of higher education courses and job roles related to a particular sector. This qualification is equivalent in size to three A Levels and is a two-year, full-time study programme.

Mandatory units of study include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (externally assessed)
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (externally assessed)
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Leadership
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Research Methods in Sport
  • Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity (externally assessed)
  • Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry (externally assessed)
  • Skill Acquisition in Sport


At least 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English and/or maths
Level 2 qualification at Merit or above plus English/maths at Grade 4 or equivalent

Learners with lower grades or relevant experience will be considered subject to additional advice and guidance from a member of the curriculum team.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee £7935; Exam Fee TBC

Course Summary

Length of study:
2 years


Term dates

Study campus:
City & Alan Higgs Centre

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

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Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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