Course offered at: St Aloysius College

BTEC National Extended Diploma Level 3 Sport

Course Outline

This exciting two year course teaches you the key elements of Community Sports Coaching and Development, with a particular focus on football. The course is delivered through St Aloysius’ College.

What qualifications will I take?

  • BTEC National Extended Diploma Level 3
  • FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football
  • FA Safeguarding Children Certificate and FA Emergency First Aid Certificate
  • Various Multi-Sport Qualifications

What will I study?

  • Fitness training
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports development
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Physiology of fitness
  • Fitness testing
  • Physiology for sport
  • Leadership in sport
  • Multi-sports coaching

Entry Requirements

Students studying a BTEC Extended Diploma programme should normally have achieved an average GCSE point score of 4.5 or above and at least a Grade C in Maths and/or English. Alternatively, students who have studied a Level 2 Diploma/Certificate or a BTEC First Diploma in a related subject should have achieved at least Merit grades.


You will study a total of 19 units during the two years of the course. All of the units are assessed by coursework – and this may include the production of portfolios, presentations, practical projects, and staff observations. None of the units require you to sit a formal examination.


Students on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport can progress to a Higher Education degree in Sports Science or Sports Studies, which in turn could lead to a PGCE in Teaching. Alternative courses are Leisure/Recreation Management, Sports Coaching/Development or specific vocational training in fitness. Employment within the leisure industry is another option.