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Level 3 NCFE Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity

This advanced course is designed to enhance your skills and knowledge of the sports and fitness sector whilst giving you the opportunity undertake valuable work experience to boost your career prospects.

You will explore everything from anatomy and physiology to fitness testing and nutrition.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and offers a one-year, 90-credit diploma route or a two-year, level 3 extended diploma route.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness testing
  • Exercise prescription
  • Sports performance
  • Sports nutrition

You will also undertake a work placement within a sports setting to enhance your skills and experience and boost your CV and if applicable, your university application.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of practical observations, written and oral questions, assignment work, short tests, work experience and work books.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, including English or maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the level 3 Active IQ Certificate in Personal Training, level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.

Then after that, you could continue to study at higher or degree level study with the level 5 VTCT Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy or the FdSc in Exercise, Health and Fitness at University Centre St Helens, accredited by University of Chester.

Alternatively, you may decide to study a degree at another university.

Ref: Nat Cotham/Rachel Winstanley