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Sports and Exercise Science Level 3 Extended Diploma

Programme Type: Full-time Course
Availability: Isle of Wight only
Sport & Fitness Apprentice

Is it for me?

This two-year programme is great for those wishing to pursue Higher Education, with the course offering up to 168 UCAS points. It is 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
From September
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 two-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
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Current issues in sport
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise
  • Leadership in sport
  • Ethics and values in sport
  • Work experience in sport
  • Applied exercise physiology
  • Applied sports psychology
  • Applied strength and conditioning
How is the course assessed?

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 168 UCAS points available
Would I always be in the classroom?

This exciting two-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 programme, 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

Temporary campus closure

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Temporary campus closure

Due to exciting work starting to expand facilities at The Old Grammar School Campus, the building will be closed until the beginning of August.

In the meantime please refer all contact and visits to our Riverbank Campus in Little London, Newport PO30 5BS.

All calls will automatically be redirected, and apprentices and students will be notified directly of any changes to training or exam arrangements.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused while this work is being carried out.

Our Portsmouth Campus is unaffected and is operating as normal.