Sport BTEC Level 3

The Sport BTEC Level 3 is a great course for 16-23 year olds who want to progress to higher education or further your career in the sports and fitness industry. The 2-year course provides you with an opportunity to learn in-depth theory behind sport development, coaching and fitness. This is perfect for you to get a firm understanding in key areas of sport and helps you decide which area you want to continue to explore in your study and career.

Throughout the course you will study a range of subject areas including principles of anatomy & physiology in sport, fitness training and programming, fitness testing and psychology of sport. You will also have a high quality work placement within the sports and fitness industry so you can apply the knowledge and skills you develop on the course.

Our Sports Academy Level 3 courses are based at Cardiff Central Youth Club. The site has fantastic facilities that are all FREE to use including, high-quality gym, multi-purpose sports arena, spin studio, dojo, futsal pitch, swimming pool, roller derby and tennis courts.

You will also benefit from free health & fitness classes! Whilst your Instructor and Coach (fully qualified) will train and support you, soon enough you will be training and coaching others, running sessions for your peers and in the local community and on work placements in the sports, exercise and fitness industry.

Course start date: Our next course starts in September 2018.
Course length: The BTEC Level 3 is a two year course.
Entry criteria: You need to have 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above, including English, Maths and Science OR a Sport, Exercise and Fitness Level 2 qualification.

As well as the Level 3 BTEC, you will also have the opportunity to complete extra qualifications that will further develop you and your employability skills, such as:

• Football Leaders
• Circuits and Gym Instructor
• NPLQ
• Multi Skills Development
• Principles & Preparations for Coaching Sport
• Badminton Leaders
• Squash Leaders
• Rugby Ready
• Tag Rugby

Progression opportunities : After completing the Level 3, you can progress to university or employment in a variety of roles in the sport and active leisure industry, including: Personal Trainer, Sports Development Officer, Sports Centre Supervisor, Field Study Officer, Outdoor Recreation Supervisor and Outdoor Development Trainer.