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Sport Level 3 Diploma

Level 3 Applied Courses

The Level 3 Diploma in Sport at Long Road is not just about being able to play sport; it will provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress onto University level sport-related programmes such as Sport and Physical Education, Sport Science, Sports Coaching and Development or Sport and Leisure Management.

You can choose to study this course as…

  • an Extended Certificate (60 credits) the equivalent to one A Level
  • a Diploma (120 credits) the equivalent to two A Levels
  • an Extended Diploma (180 credits) the equivalent to three A Levels

Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2020 Course Costs.

Course Content



As this is a vocational course, the emphasis is on the application of theory to practice. In each of the units, you will produce a portfolio of evidence that shows you have met the assessment objectives. You will gain specialist knowledge, understanding and skills through a wide variety of activities including practical performance, coaching and analysis.

This course offers you a broad range of units which will increase your knowledge, understanding and skills in several sports-related fields such as coaching, anatomy and physiology, sports psychology and performance analysis. All students will complete a work placement of their choice in the sports industry in the second year.


  • 70% coursework
  • 30% exam

Special Features



You will get the opportunity to take a number of additional courses while on this programme including Dodgeball Level 2, First Aid at Work, Level 2 Gym Instructors, and National Pool Lifeguarding (NPLQ).

There are visits to universities to find out more about sport-related degrees as well as visits from industry experts to provide specialist insight specific to unit delivery, and progression routes after Long Road.


Entry Requirements


  • At least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 including GCSE English.
  • Grade 4 in GCSE PE or a Merit Level 2 Applied Sport if taken.
  • Students with a Distinction grade in Level 2 Applied Sport may be considered with a Grade 3 in GCSE
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