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Sport and Physical Activity Level 3

University College Birmingham
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Birmingham
English

Program description

Sport and Physical Activity Level 3

The number of employed and self-employed people in sports and fitness in the UK has soared by more than 30% during the past seven years. If you are excited by the prospect of forging a career in the sports industry, our Sport and Physical Activity college course will give you the background of knowledge and skills to hit the ground running.

Opening the door to a wide range of rewarding careers, the course will equip you with the essential skills required for direct entry into a broad range of roles, including performance analyst, fitness trainer, gym instructor and coach. After further higher level study, your future career options could also include becoming a sports therapist, nutritionist or PE teacher.

Admission requirements

Level 3 Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity

  • Normally, you will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs, two at grade 4 (grade C) and two at grade 3 (grade D), ideally including maths and/or English.
  • Alternatively, you will require a BTEC Level 2 Diploma along with a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3.
  • Applicants will be required to provide a good school report, which must include attendance.
  • You should be committed, enthusiastic and have a desire to succeed in the sports industry.

Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity

  • You will require 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including maths and/or English.
  • Alternatively, you will require a BTEC Level 2 Diploma and GCSE maths and/or English at grade 4 (Grade C) or above.
  • School applicants will be required to provide a good school report, which must include attendance.
  • You should be committed, enthusiastic and have a desire to succeed in the sports industry.

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Program content

Topics you will study:

Year 1

Level 3 Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity

  • Exercise Health and Lifestyle
  • Preparing for a Career in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Sports Coaching
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 

OR

Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity

In addition to the modules for the Certificate (above), you will also study:

  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Leadership in Sport

Year 2

Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity

  • Leadership in Sport
  • Practical Individual Sports
  • Organising Sports Events
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • Current Issues in sport

Plus one option from:

  • Coaching Special Populations
  • Sports and Exercise Massage

OR

Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity

In addition to the modules for the Diploma (above), you will also study:

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Psychology of Sports Performance
  • Sports Injuries
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning

Teaching and assessment

You will be required to prepare work independently and as part of a team. You will be assessed through coursework, assignments, projects, practical observations and presentations, some of which will involve industry-related visits and external assessment.

Additional qualifications and training

Our course offers opportunities to gain additional qualifications alongside your Level 3 studies, such as:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Sports coaching
  • Safeguarding

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

  • Course Duration :2 years full-time
  • Course Start : September (2021)

Tuition fees

Course fee for the course

  •  Level 3 Diploma - £2,882
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma -  £7,395
  • Level 3 Introductory Certificate - £811

Qualification

In addition to your main Level 3 sport course, there are opportunities for you to gain fantastic add-on qualifications in sports coaching, including gym instruction or emergency first aid. You will also experience a variety of sports, enrichment activities and visits to enhance your industry knowledge, as well as having the opportunity to become involved in assisting at a variety of competitions such as the Birmingham School Games.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

The example roles and salaries below are intended as a guide only.

  • Sports coach (senior, employed by NGBs/professional sports clubs) - Average Salary: £32,500
  • Fitness instructor - Average Salary: £22,000
  • Sports professional - Variable
  • Teaching assistant - Average Salary: £23,000

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University College of Birmingham 

Based in the heart of the UK’s second-biggest city, University College Birmingham is a specialist university which is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham,...


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University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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www.ucb.ac.uk


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