Subsidiary Diploma in Sport L3 (full time)


If you are looking to improve your knowledge in the Sport and Leisure industry then here is the place to start. While on the course you are given the opportunity to learn how to coach a wide range of sports and safely prepare a fitness session within the College fitness suite. You also get the chance to organise events for local Primary schools to come and visit the college and take part in various sports. You will also have the opportunity to gain coaching qualifications whilst on this course. This full time course is taught over 3 days a week for: – 1 year for Subsidiary Diploma – 2 years for Diploma. The course includes maths and English (if not already achieved at GCSE Grade C or above), tutorials and Work Experience.

Course requirements

You will investigate the effects of sport and fitness on the human body and be encouraged to develop your own sporting and coaching skills. Year 1 of the course consists of units in: – Anatomy and Physiology – Physiology of Fitness – Fitness Testing – Sports Coaching – Work Based Experience – Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise – Risk Assessment in Sport. Year 2 of the course consists of units in: – Sport Development – Training & Programming – Sports Injuries – Sports Psychology – Practical Team Sports – Exercise, Health & Lifestyle.

What will it give me?

This course is equivalent to 2 A Levels. You will experience a variety of different sport related vocations via visits, guest speakers and a work placement as well as improving and developing your enterprise skills to assist with potential future self-employment within the Sport and Leisure Industry.

Materials needed

You will need to provide appropriate sportswear such as sports top, shorts, trousers and trainers. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a College-branded sports kit. (concessions may apply for students based on their personal circumstances). You will also be required to wear the appropriate kit if you want to participate in one of our Sports Academies (Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Table Tennis Academy, Street Dance Academy, Fitness Academy).

What can I do when I finish?

If you gain suitable grades you may progress to Higher Education at College on our HND (Higher National Diploma) in Sports Coaching and Development. You may also progress onto Higher Education on Degree Courses at University such as Sport Studies, Physical Education, Leisure / Sport Management or Sports Development. You may also choose to gain employment within the Sport and Leisure Industry.

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