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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity (Sport & Exercise Science)

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampusTotal Fees 
L3 Diploma Sport & Physical Activity Programme05/09/202207/07/2023Bishopsfield Road (Fareham College)£0.00Available for applications

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Learning Programmes at Level 3 and Below

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

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If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Income Support

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It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Enrolments Team on 01329 815 200.

Information about this Course

Study Type
Full Time

Course Area
Sport & Sport Science


2 years.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and Maths, or a full Level 2 qualification with a Merit profile and grades 9-4 in GCSE English and Maths.

Course Information

This course provides you with the opportunity to study various aspects of the diverse and ever-changing industry of sport and physical activity. There is an emphasis on learners initially gaining a sound understanding of core subjects within the field of sport and exercise science and then to focus your studies on particular areas of specialism for careers such as fitness instructing, sports coaching or sports therapy in your second year.

The course is a stimulating combination of practical and theoretical work.

During your course, you will study a number of specific units including:

·         Principles of anatomy and physiology

·         Planning a career in sport and physical activity

·         Fitness testing for sport and exercise

·         Fitness training and programming

·         Sports nutrition

·         Psychology for sports performance

·         Practical team sports and individual sports

·         Sports injuries

·         Work experience in a sport-related setting.

Learners will also undertake optional study units and additional professional qualifications (dependent on career aspirations) as well as industry-related work experience. You will also be encouraged to take part in a range of volunteering opportunities and enrichment activities. Learners who have a keen interest in football can also join the Football Academy.



You could progress on to university to study for a degree or the HNC/HND in Sport and Exercise Science at Fareham College or you could enter directly into a career within the field of sport and exercise science.


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