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Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching)
Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching)

Sport

Level 3
Gloucester

Course Overview

Full Time
Certificate

Ideal if: you want to learn about the sports industry and specialise in sports development, fitness and coaching.

You’ll learn: talent identification and development, fitness testing, sports coaching, events organisation, sports psychology and performance, anatomy and physiology.

Expect: to be put through your paces physically and mentally, making you and your CV invaluable.

You’ll love: a range of specialist units, including analysing sports performance and the chance to volunteer at a range of school sports events.

This course aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding relating to the sport and physical activity sector, in areas such as exercise and lifestyle and preparing for a career in sport. These can be applied to your current or future aspirations of higher education or employment in a variety of roles. The content has been developed with employers, subject experts and tutors to ensure that its relevant. 

The course will include a range of modules such as:

  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Preparing for a career in sport and physical activity
  • Sports coaching
  • Assessing risk in sport

Do you aspire to be a sports coach, development officer or a fitness instructor? If a career in sports is what you’re after, prepare yourself with the level 3 sport course offered at Gloucestershire College. With our fantastic sports facilities and links within the sports industry you’re in the right place to gain your qualification, which is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

The Level 3 Sport course will put you ahead of the game not only due to the course but also with all of the additional qualifications but also the trips and experiences that you will have whilst on the course making your CV or UCAS application even more interesting! You’ll learn about the three main areas of sport - development, coaching and fitness. Units will include anatomy and physiology, training and fitness, fitness testing, sports development and sports coaching.

There is a range of specialist units you will study too including analysing sports performance, sports psychology and organising sports events for local Primary and Secondary Schools.

You will also be given the chance to go on trips and other activities outside the college which will add value to your course and are compulsory. You will be provided with a Gloucestershire College Sports kit. The tutors also have great links with the sports industries, enabling opportunities to our students not otherwise available. Full details, including the charges, will be given to you at the beginning of the course.

You will need to complete relevant work placement as part of your course. You will have support whilst at College to arrange this but it is advised to start thinking about it prior to enrolment.

  • Typical Entry Criteria

    • Five GCSE subjects at Grade 4 and above including:

      • GCSE English Language or Literature at Grade 4 and above or GCSE Maths at Grade 4 and above
      • Four other GCSE subjects at Grade 4 and above

    Gloucestershire College welcome any other/combinations of relevant qualifications that are comparable and/or equivalent to the typical course entry requirements.

    For 19+ applicants that do not have recognised qualifications may still meet course entry requirements through alternative methods of assessment at the College’s discretion.

    All queries regarding course entry criteria including the equivalency of qualifications and exceptional extenuating circumstances should be directed by email to the Admissions Department through applications@gloscol.ac.uk.

  • Upon completion, you may move on to other higher education courses specialising in sport. You may also seek employment directly in industry

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What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

Age: 16-18

You will pay

£840

for your course

(approximately £420.00/year)

This includes the following fees:

Events: £840

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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British and European Union students

Age: 19+

You will pay

£7,395

for your course

(approximately £3,697.00/year)

This includes the following fees:

Events: £840

Exam: £185

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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Overseas students

Please contact us to discuss your fees for this course

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Sport and Physical Activity

The sport and recreation industry is an increasingly popular area of study, providing employment opportunities in sports development, sports coaching, fitness and related areas. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a range of practical and theory modules, learning from industry experts.

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GC offers a wide range of real emergency service and armed forces experiences as part of the uniformed public services course. This has led to many former students going on to join the emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance Service) and the armed forces (Army, RAF or the Royal Navy) upon successful completion of their course.

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Student Stories

Kyle Gomez

I’ve always wanted to do something to help the community and being in the police interested me, so I applied to study UPS at GC after a friend recommended it to me. I’ve formed really close friendships with my class through the team-building activities we do on the course. My dream is to work in the police and specialise in firearms; I’m considering going to university but ideally would like to go straight into the police once I complete my course.

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Beckii Grount

I didn’t want to go to sixth form so I went to an open evening and I was impressed with the course and facilities. I’d like to join the police as a dog handler so this course was a good place to start. It’s been great getting to know everyone and making new friends and the expeditions. You’ve got nothing to lose! You’ll meet loads of friendly new people and the teachers treat you like adults."

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