Lambeth College - Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity - Sport Science (NCFE)
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Is this the course for you?

The Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sport and Exercise Science) is designed to give you the practical skills, scientific knowledge, and in-depth understanding you'll need for a successful and rewarding career in the sport and physical activity sector.

This course can increase your professional accreditation for progressing directly to employment, or can provide the perfect platform for advancement on to further training, Higher Education, and BSc (Hons) study.

With our state-of-the-art sports facilities and gym (free to use for our learners), fully-qualified sports instructors, expert tutors, and our highly-successful sports teams, we have the perfect environment for you to learn about this industry. We even have a dedicated fitness company working right here in the college, who can provide experience and mentorship for your future career. You'll also have the opportunity to experience working with the likes of Sky Sports and Paralympians, and enjoy visits to sporting venues such as the Emirates Stadium.

What experience and skills will you gain?

You will study three mandatory units, and select six optional units:

Mandatory Units

  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Preparing for a Career in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

Optional Units

  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Research Project in Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Practical Individual Sports
  • Sports Nutrition
  • The Athlete's Lifestyle
  • Analysis of Sports Performance
  • Organising Sports Events
  • Personal and Professional Development

What do you need to apply?

5 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade C or 4 or above or Equivalent Level 2 vocational qualification at merit/pass or above.

How will you be assessed?

The Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sport and Exercise Science) carries the following UCAS points:

  • Distinction*: 84
  • Distinction: 72
  • Merit: 48
  • Pass: 24

You will be graded via an internally assessed and externally quality assured portfolio of evidence, which you will create in a variety of ways, including practical tasks, assignments and coursework.

Innovative assessment methods can include video production, audio commentary, report writing, leaflet and brochure creation, web page development, professional discussion, practical and physical assignments, and interactive presentations.

Where can this course take you?

This course could lead directly to employment in the sport, health, and fitness industries, especially in sport science-based roles; or can provide the opportunity for further study and training, including a number of National Governing Body (NGB) Coaching qualifications.

After successfully passing the Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sport and Exercise Science), you may wish to consider gaining further qualifications, and ultimately progressing to one of the following undergraduate degrees available at London South Bank University (additional qualifications may be required):

  • Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)
  • Sports Coaching and Analysis BSc (Hons)

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If you are not ready to make a full application you can submit an enquiry instead. A member of our team will then get back to you to answer any questions that you may have before you make your final application.

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