Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness BTEC Extended Diploma

Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness BTEC Extended Diploma

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: SPCAA081BCF0
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

On our Extended Diploma for Sport, you will learn all about coaching techniques, rehabilitation of injuries, nutrition, fitness and athlete's performance to give you a well rounded and in-depth knowledge of the sports industry aiding you in progressing on to a higher education qualification in sports, sports development or coaching or employment within the sector.

This is ideal for those who wish to progress to pursue interests in fitness instructing, coaching or going on to a degree.

What will I study?

The Extended Diploma in Sport is the second year of the 90 Credit Diploma (Coaching, Development and Fitness):

- Anatomy for Sport and Fitness
- Sports Massage
- Sports Psychology
- Work Experience
- Exercise for Specific Groups
- Leadership in Sport
- Practical Team Sport
- Talent Identification
- Sports Development

How will this course be delivered?

This course is mainly classroom based with the aim of you being able to put into practice everything that you learn in the classroom into a practical setting.

What qualifications will I get?

Please note: For September 2017 all current BTEC qualifications are being revised and some content may change.

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will carry out a wide range of assessment activities. The course is assessed via 100% coursework (e.g. written reports, formal presentations, poster design and presentation, leading practical sessions etc.)

How do I get a place on the course?

You need to attend an Information Evening where all questions can be answered and places are offered by a successful interview.

Interviews can be booked at the Information Evening.

What are the entry requirements?

4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above, including English and Maths

Successful completion of the 90 Credit Diploma in Sport (Coaching, Development and Fitness)

What else do I need to know?

You will need to purchase course materials (£10) and Solihull College uniform which are part of your course fees (cost TBC)

You may also be invited to attend trips to a variety of places across the UK and even abroad but these are offered only to students as a reward for continued hard work and excellent attendance.

You will be required to have an up to date DBS check for your Work Experience Unit.

As part of your own development students can purchase relevant books and resources which tutors will recommend.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/ 4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

If you are successful on this course, you will be able to continue studying towards a higher education qualification such as a Higher National Diploma or a sport related degree either at a College or University.

Employment as a coach or sports leader is also possible after completing this course as long as extra coaching qualifications have been gained.


Solihull College, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB Tel: 0121 678 7000 Minicom: 0121 628 7005 Email: Internet:

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee

Blossomfield Campus

September 2017



Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds