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Sport (Sport and Exercise Science) Level 3

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Llangefni, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    2 years

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Sport (Sport and Exercise Science) Level 3

Full-time (Further Education)


Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop or Chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Do you have a keen interest in sport, exercise and fitness? Would you like to gain a detailed knowledge of these areas?

Your full programme of study will include the Sport and Exercise Science qualification (equivalent to 3 A-levels), alongside additional qualifications which will support your wider skills development and support you to progress. Your personalised programme (grade profile development) will include a combination from the Welsh Baccalaureate (which allows you to gain additional UCAS points), Literacy, Numeracy, Employability and Digital skills.

This course provides a diverse programme, covering many aspects of sport. In particular, you will investigate the science behind sports performance, training, health and fitness. You will also learn about theories of sport, focusing on how they can be used to practically improve the performance of sportspeople. Your studies will include aspects of anatomy, sports injuries, massage, nutrition, psychology, skill development and coaching.

Through practical sports sessions, you will be able to experience a variety of different sports and specialise if you wish.

The course is suitable if you have an interest in all aspects of sport, from actual participation to methods of performance enhancement and the question of how sport can benefit society. Throughout the course, you will benefit from the experience of the Grŵp's sports staff, many of whom are current practitioners in their respective fields. This will enable you to put into practice what has been learnt in the classroom. You will develop the knowledge, confidence and leadership skills to start your career, or to progress into Higher Education.

For information about our Sport Academies please click here Gym & Sports Academies

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this programme you will need one of the following:

    • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language. You must also have GCSE Mathematics or Numeracy at grade D or above.


  • Level 2 Sport Diploma and preferably GCSE English/Welsh 1st Language and Mathematics at grade D or higher (or equivalent - i.e. Communications and Number ESWs at Level 2)

If you are not sure if you have the entry requirements profile, or have alternative qualifications that you think are equivalent, please contact learner services via the chat function or directly. Learner services will be able to discuss your profile and advise you of course options.


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical and outdoor activities

  • Classroom discussion

  • Formal lectures

  • Guest speakers

  • Individual research

  • Group work

  • Projects

  • Online support and resources

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits and/or
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate
Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate is a valuable qualification which is often studied alongside your Level 3 full-time course.

The qualification is graded A*-E, carrying the equivalent UCAS points at Level 3, and equips you with transferable personal and business skills. It is highly regarded by universities and employers alike.

As part of the qualification, you will learn about Global Citizenship, Enterprise and Employability and take part in community engagement and work experience.

Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Maths & Welsh/English

If you don't achieve a C or above in Maths and/ or English/Welsh, we will support you to retake these subjects as part of your study programme.


  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation
  • Controlled assessments
  • External exams


Completion of the full two-year course will provide you with various options in employment and education.

You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sport Science (Sports Coaching)
  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sports Science (Outdoor Recreation)

Alternatively, you may apply to other institutions for Degrees, Foundation Degrees and HNDs in Outdoor subjects, Sports Science, Sports Development, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Nursing, Teacher Training and Computing, to name just a few.

You will be able to enter the industry in areas such as sports development, coaching and personal training. You could also apply for Education Authority roles on health and lifestyle programmes. Alternatively, you could enter the armed forces or the emergency services.

Other details

Course type: Full-time (Further Education)

Level: 3

Programme Area:

  • International
  • Sport and Outdoor

The course is available bilingually at the following campuses/locations :

  • Llangefni

Sport and Outdoor

Learn more about this area and see our course level guide:

Sport and Outdoor

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