Level 3 – Extended Diploma Development & Coaching

The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness route) is a 2 year programme which provides a vocational insight into various areas of the sports industry and education. It provides a solid foundation in a wide variety of sporting contexts enabling you to develop essential skills for gaining employment in the sports industry or progressing further in education. This route carries UCAS points which enables you to apply for university as well as strong work experience elements should you wish to pursue a more work based pathway.

Course content

  • Coaching and assessing sports performance
  • Sports injuries and nutrition
  • Fitness testing and training methods
  • Sports development
  • Contemporary issues in sport
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A-C

Assessment methods

Written reports, practical assessments, portfolios, presentations, posters/leaflets and various online assessments.

Future opportunities

As the level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels; successful candidates may progress to higher education, work or other vocational opportunities.

Further information

Further information: Learners will have the opportunity to represent Reds in the Community in football matches against other Football Club’s or gain vital coaching work experience within other RITC activities delivered at Oakwell or across Barnsley. This route also offers a wide range of other work placements opportunites around Oakwell.