Course Type / Attendance

Full Time

Subject Area

Sport and Public Services

Start Date

September 2018

Course Length

2 years




16-18 Year Olds



Course Level


Home / Course / Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness) National Extended Diploma Level 3

Who is this course for?

This course is for people contemplating careers in sports coaching or teaching and who are confident to volunteer and deliver sport sessions. This course will give you a range of experiences from health and fitness to sports science and coaching.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need at least four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English language and successful trials and/or referral from your coach or our talent scouts.

What are the key things you'll learn?

Over the two years you will study a variety of practical, theoretical and applied sport and fitness topics.


  • Sports Coaching
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Practical Team/Individual Sport
  • Rules, Regulations & Officiating.
  • Sports Development


  • Fitness Testing
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Instructing Physical Activity
  • Exercise Health and Lifestyle

Sport Science

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Injuries
  • Analysis of Sports Performance

How you will learn

You’ll learn through a variety of active and theoretical teaching and learning approaches. You will be assessed through coursework.

The course makes use of our fully equipped classrooms, assessment laboratory, sports hall, fitness suite and state of the art 3rd generation multipurpose sports facilities.

Where could this course take you?

On successful completion of this Level 3 qualification, you could go on to study on a range of courses at university such as Sport Sciences, Sports Coaching, Sport & Exercise Development or Sports Journalism.

A range of work-based training opportunities such as apprenticeships would also be available to you.

You could also follow a range of employment routes, such as working in gyms, leisure centres and health clubs or as a sports coach or a sports coordinator.