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Sport and Exercise Science Level 3 Diploma

Programme Type: Full-time Course
Availability: Isle of Wight only
HTP Apprenticeship College Sport & Fitness Students

Is it for me?

This one-year course provides a great opportunity for those looking to ‘top-up’ their UCAS points before progressing into higher education, with up to 84 points available. It’s also perfect for those looking to enter the workplace with an industry-recognised sports qualification.

Essential Information

Mainly at our Riverbank Campus in Newport
Start Date
Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements
Course Length
One academic year: September - July
Qualifications Achievable
  • NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Sports and Exercise Science)
  • GCSE or Functional Skills Maths and/or English (if required)
  • Additional vocational qualifications delivered by external National Governing Bodies (dependant on availability).
Awarding Body


This one-year course is perfect for those wishing to further develop their understanding and knowledge in sport, and the range of pathways the sector includes – whether wishing to move into a practical setting as a sports coach or fitness instructor, or following a sports science/therapy route, including physiotherapy, sports psychology, performance analysis and strength and conditioning. Throughout your time on the programme, you will benefit from a holistic approach to education – with the practical and theory elements, strategically combined to create a unique learning environment.
What would I do on this course?

You will learn about, and undertake, a wide variety of activities in a series of units, including:

  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Preparing for a career in sport and physical activity
  • Principles of anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports coaching
  • Analysis of sports performance
Advantages of this qualification

With the flexibility provided by NCFE, you could be assessed using a range of methods, including:

  • Worksheets
  • Observations and practical assessment
  • Presentation and projects
  • Peer to peer and professional discussions
  • Up to 84 UCAS points available
Would I always be in the classroom?

This exciting one-year course has been strategically designed to provide you with the required knowledge and skills to work in the world of sport, blending experiences both in and out of the classroom to create a unique learning environment. Throughout the year, you will get the opportunity to spend time in our onsite gym, out on the field and attend various events and experiences – including University visits.

How do I get started?

Easy – just register your interest using our Contact Form, email us, or call our Riverbank Campus. This is a hugely popular course and places are limited, so don’t wait – contact us today!

What support will I get?

At HTP Apprenticeship College we will do everything we can to help you and to improve your prospects. In addition to providing support for your programme and qualifications, we want you to feel that you are in a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes your social, physical and moral development.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Have more questions about the course?

No problem, just get in touch and we'll be able to help you.

What can I do after this course?

Following successful completion of this course, you could progerss into employment, or into Higher Education/University
Contact us now and get onto your career-starting Full-time Course

Newport Riverbank Campus: 01983 824930