Sport & Exercise Science BTEC Extended Diploma

Sport & Exercise Science BTEC Extended Diploma

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: SPBAA081BCF0
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

Our Extended Diploma caters for those who wish to pursue a career in the field of Sports and Exercise Science, from a range of modules and areas of study which involves the physical fitness and health and well-being of athletes and sportsmen/women.

Throughout the course you will learn various aspects of fitness, nutrition, healthy living and the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries to optimise your skills in exercise and dieting know-how and regimes for athletes.

What will I study?

The Extended Diploma is Sport is the second year of the 90 credit Diploma (in Sport and Exercise Sciences). In your final year you will study the following units:

- Research project
- Exercise, Health & Lifestyle
- Analysis of sports performance
- Sports injuries
- Sports coaching
- Applied sport psychology
- Applied sports physiology
- Work experience
- Exercise for specific groups

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?

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences (QCF)

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 GCSE grades at C/4 or above including GCSEs (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science.

Successful completion of the 90 Credit Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to purchase course materials (£10) and the Solihull College uniform (TBC)

You may also be invited to attend trips to a variety of places across the UK 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 and Coaching Unit.

In addition to completing your BTEC course, you will also be developing employability skills that are valued and recognised by employers.

There are a range of additionality courses that are available for students to apply for throughout the academic year. Some of these courses include gaining coaching badges in football (accredited by the FA) and basketball.

We also offer a sports massage course (accredited by VTCT) in the second year of the programme. All of our additionality courses require an interview to assess suitability for the qualification applied for.

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