Sport (Sports Coaching, Development and Fitness) Level 3

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Bangor, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Course type:
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time
  • Level:
    3
  • Programme Area:
    International
    Sport and Outdoor Education
  • Course Length:

    2 years

  • Bilingual:

    n/a

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/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 coaching and fitness? Would you like to gain a detailed knowledge of these areas?

Your full programme of study will include the Sport Coaching and Development 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 covers a wide range of sports and training methods, giving you practical skills and theoretical understanding. You will investigate the current issues in sports coaching and the principles of fitness. This involves aspects of sports development, exercise for specific groups, talent identification and organising sports events.

Throughout the course, you will benefit from the experience of the College'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.

You will be able to work or study in fields such as sports development, sports coaching, fitness instructing and physical education.

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

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/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.

Entry Criteria

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

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above. This would preferably include English or Welsh 1st Language. You should also have Mathematics/Numeracy at grade D or above.

OR

  • 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.

Delivery

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 learning (e.g. Google Classroom/Moodle)

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.

Assessment

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

There may also be some external tests.

Progression

You will be able to progress into Higher Education courses at a range of institutions, where you could study higher qualifications in Sports Coaching, Sports Science or Sports Management.

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)

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 in obesity training and healthy eating schemes.

Alternatively, you could also enter the armed forces or the emergency services.

Would you like to apply for this course?

Rhos-on-Sea