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BTEC/NCFE L3 or L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN SPORT: HEALTH & FITNESS

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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title BTEC/NCFE L3 or L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN SPORT: HEALTH & FITNESS
Code BTEC/NCFE-3HF
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

FSD Academy recognise the fast growing opportunities for careers in health & fitness and therefore offer a health and fitness pathway with this course. Enjoy your sports education, sandwiched between a daily gym and fitness programme. On-site facilities include grass sports fields and training areas, gym, clubhouse, kitchen, classrooms, briefing/presentation area and changing rooms. This high quality course continues to offer more:

  • Sport, education & life skills
  • On-site gym
  • Fitness training programmes
  • Strength & conditioning training programmes
  • Speed and reaction training
  • Technical, physical, psychological and social development
  • Optional: Football & Futsal training
  • Optional: Mixed Martial Arts training

Details

THE TRAINING

Our experienced tutors and coaches put your development first by considering your personal goals and career aspirations. Whatever your fitness level or physical condition when joining the course the aim is for you to improve significantly within our programme and realise your potential. In order to do this we encourage:

•    Completion of coach / tutor created fitness, strength & conditoning programmes
•    Development of your own fitness, strength & conditioning programmes

As you progress through the course it may also be possible for you to create programmes for fellow students.

Minimum Training Hours Per Week: 4 Recommended Training Hours Per Week: 6-10

Students will have the option to mix their training programme with selected football, futsal or mixed martial arts training sessions on request.

THE LEARNING

With the majority of your learning linked to sport, you will need to work hard, but the environment is not like school. Your education will be completed through group discussion and activities, combined with practical / written tasks and assignments. Example learning units include; participation in sport, the human body, muscle groups / functions, sports nutrition, sports coaching, sports psychology, performance analysis, sports events / business and more. Opportunities for voluntering and work experience can also enhance your career opportunities.

Typical Education Hours (Per Week)
BTEC/NFER only - 10.5 hours.
BTEC/NFER, plus Maths and or English GCSE (where required) - 14.5 hours

THE MAGIC

At FSD, we offer more than sports and education! Our ‘LIFE SKILLS’ programme is the extra ‘magic ingredient’ that provides a superb foundation for everything we do. Visitors often comment about the ‘positive vibes’ in the academy and our unique life skills focus no doubt makes a difference. In addition to inspirational guest speakers, (such as; ex. pro football players, professional UFC fighters, current LCFC staff, Sergeant Majors and more) we now offer additional experiences such as playing at the King Power Stadium or Belvoir Drive, trips to Premier League grounds (such as Old Trafford) and memorable overseas experiences for competiton and team-building (in 2019 we travelled to Marbella, Spain). Where trips have a football or futsal focus, health & fitness students are encouraged to attend with a role to play in areas such as: coaching, warm up, cool down, sports nutrition, performance analysis, sports psychology or physio.

Day to day, we promote manners, good social skills and a positive mindset. FSD staff make time to get to know you individually and you will ‘feel at home’ in our academy. This all helps you to fully enjoy your time here; progressing in sport and education, whilst becoming a better person, who will make a good first impression and a bigger impact in life.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is by coursework, including written work and evidence of practical activities. This evidence can include pictures, witness statements, posters, presentations and other tutor agreed criteria. There are no examinations.

Example modules (year 1) could be:

  • Principals of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport (The Human Body and how it works)
  • Sports Coaching
  • Fitness Training & Programming
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Instructing Physical Activity & Fitness
  • Performance Analysis
    Example modules (year 2) could be:
  • Rules, Regulations & Officiating Sport
  • The Athlete's Lifestyle
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Talent Identification & Development in Sport
  • Sports Injuries
  • Organising Sports Events

Entry requirements

  • Age 16 by 31st August, ready to start early September.
  • Level 3 - Individual offers may vary, but normally you will need 4 GCSE's level 4-9, preferably one being English or Maths.
  • Level 3 (Extended) - Individual offers may vary, but you will normally need 5 GCSE's level 4-9, including English and Maths.
  • Maths and/or English re-sits can be taken alongside the course.
  • UK or EEA resident 3 years.
  • Cost of tuition is fully funded.
  • Bursaries and free meals on application (household income below £25k).

Your next steps...

This course leads to:

  • University & Apprenticeships
  • Sports Coaching
  • Fitness Instruction or Personal Training
  • Careers in Sports Nutrition or Psychology
  • Other Careers in Sport & Leisure


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