Course Information


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (RQF)

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 01 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Liam.ONeill@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 13
Course Coordinator: Cheryl.Veitch@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Kieran.OKane@swc.ac.uk

Description

If you are hoping to pursue a career in the sport or health industry, physical education or are interested in how the body works, then sports science and its related disciplines could prove to be the perfect programme for you. All students are expected to participate in a range of theory and practical activities during their time on the course. Students will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications in a range of sport related and sports coaching disciplines aimed at increasing employability and providing them with an edge when applying to higher education.

Additional Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science students will be given a full insight into the sports science industry through academic and practical work-based assignments.

Course Content

Students will have the opportunity to undertake a number of coaching courses for example:

  • First Aid
  • Safeguarding of Children in a sports environment
  • Disability Awareness for Sports practitioner
  • IFA Football Grass Roots and Level 1 Award
  • GAA Foundation and Level 1 Award
  • (**courses are subject to change**) You will also have the opportunity to play for a number of teams at the College, including gaelic football, soccer and netball.

    Core Modules

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Applied Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance
  • Optional Modules

  • Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Specialised Fitness Training
  • Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Physical Activity for Individual and Group-based Exercise
  • Sports Massage
  • Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Exercise
  • Technology in Sport and Exercise Science Sports Injury and Assessment
  • Assessment Method

    A wide variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course. These include external assessment (42% of total programme is assessed externally using methods such as exams and course work). The remaining 68% is assessed internally by the class tutors using methods such as written documents, practical assessments, presentations, logbooks and use of video evidence.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful completion of the course can lead to relevant Higher Education courses, for example, the Foundation Degree and BSc in Sport and Exercise at South West College. The qualification can also be combined with other subjects to form part of a UCAS/ University application.

  • Progression routes are varied and follow different career pathways such as:
  • Life and Health Sciences:
  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy **
  • BSc Hons Occupational Therapy BSc Hons Health Physiology **
  • BSc Hons Healthcare Science **
  • BSc Hons Nursing**
  • **(provided the GCSE Science entry requirements are met) Foundation Degrees and BSc programmes:
  • Sports Studies
  • Sport, Fitness and Exercise
  • Other Sport Related Disciplines
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Performance Analyst
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Journalism
  • Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer
  • Leisure and/or Events Management,
  • Teaching Physical Education (Primary and secondary via PGCE
  • Entry Requirements

    The minimum requirement for entry is 4 GCSE’s (Grade A* - C or equivalent), or successful completion of a Level 2 BTEC (FIRST) Diploma. Preference will be given to those students with GCSE Science and or Physical Education.

  • Places on the course are limited, so it may be necessary to enhance the entry requirements in the event of over subscription.