BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport
Code MA013
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This is a broad-based course designed for anybody who is keen on Sport and wishes to pursue a career within the Sports, Leisure and Services industries. It is a very active programme combining academic study with a range of practical and assignment-based activities. 


This holistic Sport course analyses aspects of developing coaching, fitness, health and explores various pathways to a career within Sport.

You will cover a number of areas including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Sports Leadership
  • Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Sports Injury Management
  • Research Methods in Sport
  • Skill Acquisition

There will also be opportunities to gain additional qualifications including the Community Sports Leaders’ Award (CSL2) and a Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership (HSL).

How will it be delivered?

Coursework /Practical/ External Assessment

Entry requirements

Standard Level 3 vocational entry requirements apply. The minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 OR at least 3 GCSE subjects at Grade 4 alongside alternative GCSE equivalent requirements. 

At least one of Maths or English Language must be Grade 4 and neither lower than Grade 3. If the subject applied for has been taken previously, then at least a Grade 4 at GCSE or Merit at BTEC or OCR Level 2 is required. Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or Maths you will be required to continue studying these alongside your college course. 

Your next steps...

Many of our students progress onto the BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Coaching and Exercise Science at Selby College, enter employment or apply for university to study Sports Studies, Leisure Management, Recreation Management or Teacher Training.

On successful completion, you may choose to enter employment in sports centres, leisure centres or outdoor activities centres.

Potential Careers

  • Sports Coach
  • PE Teacher
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Health & Wellbeing Advisor
  • Outdoor Activities Instructor