Sport Level 3 Applied

Course Overview

Develop the confidence to plan and lead Sport and Exercise in practical settings, enhance your communication and organisational skills whilst also learning a range of academic skills such as conducting research, referencing and managing deadlines.

This course is available to study as an Extended Certificate (60-credit course, equivalent to 1 A Level)


You will study a range of exciting topics such as Anatomy & Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Sports Coaching and Sports Psychology. We work closely with senior staff at Cambridge United FC to deliver sports career workshops, as well as the ARU Sports & Exercise Science Department who regularly invite our students in for bespoke University Progression Days. We attend trips such as the recent strength & conditioning day at St George’s Park and walking on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium roof!

This qualification will incorporate a wide variety of opportunities designed to broaden your experience and help you understand and develop a clear vision of the options and progression routes available in the sports industry. If you’re an enthusiastic fan of Sport, whether that be through participating, coaching, volunteering or spectating, this is the course for you!

Year 1 Modules 

  • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport (Extended Certificate, Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation (Extended Certificate)
  • Organisation of Sports Events (Extended Certificate)
  • Sports Coaching (Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Current Issues in Sport (Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • The Physiology of Fitness (Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Sports Nutrition (Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Sports Psychology (Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Practical Team Sports (Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Analysis of Sports Performance (Extended Diploma)
  • Outdoor Education and Adventurous Activities (Extended Diploma)

Year 2 Modules

  • Sports Coaching (Extended Certificate)
  • Sports Organisation & Development (Extended Certificate)
  • Applied Exercise Physiology (Diploma)
  • Technical & Tactical Skills (Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise (Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation (Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Organising Sports Events (Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Fitness Testing for Sport (Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Applied Exercise Physiology (Extended Diploma)
  • Leadership in Sport (Extended Diploma)
  • Athletes' Lifestyle (Extended Diploma)
  • Training Fitness & Programming (Extended Diploma)

Key Info

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at Grade 4 including GCSE English
  • Grade 4 at GCSE PE or Merit in Level 2 Sport if taken

Assessment - Extended Certificate

  • 42% Exam
  • 58% Coursework
  • Exam Board: OCR

Assessment - Diploma

  • 100% Coursework
  • Exam Board: OCR

Assessment - Extended Diploma

  • 100% Coursework
  • Exam Board: OCR

Exam Results 2022:

  • Extended Certificate: 70% D* - D
  • Diploma: 61% D*D* - DD
  • Extended Diploma: 69% D*D*D* - DDD

 

190

Total students

17

Average class size

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why choose this course? 

Our teachers have exceptionally strong links with our alumni and annually invite 20-30 former students back into college discuss their post Long Road journey in sport.

We work closely with senior staff at Cambridge United FC to deliver sports career and employment workshops and have developed links with the ARU Sports & Exercise Science Department who regularly invite our students in for bespoke university progression days. We attend trips such as the recent strength & conditioning day at St George’s Park and will be attending Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to tour the facilities and walk on the stadium roof!

You will enjoy this course if you have a passion for sport, are involved in sport in some way already and see a future career or university related pathway in a sports related field. Successful students on our course have a natural enthusiasm for sport and tend to focus on sport in their own time, whether that be through participating, coaching, volunteering or spectating.

Skills you'll gain

This course will provide you with the wide range of skills, knowledge and understanding required to progress into sports-related careers and Higher Education courses.

You will develop the confidence to plan and lead sport and exercise in practical settings, you will enhance your communication and organisational skills whilst also developing a range of academic skills such as conducting research, referencing, assignment layout and structure and managing course deadlines.

After Long Road

Approximately 50% of our students successfully make the transition to University across a range of sports-related courses including:

  • Sports Science
  • Sports Coaching & Teaching
  • Sports Therapy & Physiotherapy
  • Sports Marketing & Business
  • Bespoke routes like Golf Course Management!

Popular universities for our students include the University of East Anglia (UEA) Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Birmingham University, Durham University, Leeds Beckett University and many more.

Our students also frequently progress into sports related careers in coaching, fitness, teaching, management and healthcare through organisations such as Norwich City FC, Cambridge United FC, Peterborough FC, Cambridge Rugby Club, David Lloyd Leisure, local primary and secondary schools, the NHS.

The Sports teachers were so supportive throughout the pandemic and kept lessons fun and interesting even when we were remote learning. This course has enabled me to get grades I never thought I could achieve, I can’t thank my teachers enough for all the help they have given me.