Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Fitness

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Sport and Fitness OR248A01/20/2 Further Education

Course Information

This in-depth two year programme will develop your coaching and instructing skills whilst giving you a sound and concise knowledge of sport and exercise science. Offering the ideal mix between practical and academic learning, it will give you the opportunity to investigate a wide range of subjects including science and physiology, nutrition, sports injuries and the lifestyle of the athlete.

This course links closely with the sports and fitness industries to help advise and prepare you for your first steps into your chosen career.


  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Fitness
Course Content
  • Year 1 units (Two units are exam based and are externally assessed)
    Anatomy & physiology
    Physiology of fitness
    Assessing risk in sport
    Fitness training & programming
    Sports coaching
    Fitness testing
    Practical sport
    Current issues in sport
    Exercise, health & lifestyle
    Work experience

    Year 2 units (Four units are exam based and are externally assessed)
    Current issues in sport
    Practical sport
    Sports coaching
    Sports development
    Instructing physical activity
    Exercise for specific groups
    Rules, regulations & officiating
    Organising sports events
    Sports legacy development

    Plus:Entry in the British colleges' football leagues as well as a wide range of fitness opportunitiesFootball coaching and developmental fitness trainingFunctional skills/English and maths GCSEFirst aid qualification.Option to include (additional cost):Gym and fitness instructing qualification.All students will have the opportunity to join the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme (DofE) and can participate in Football and Rugby at various levels with the chance of joining the British Colleges Leagues college team.
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at minimum grades 9-4 or A*-C, including English, maths and a science or PE OR a Level 2 Diploma at Merit level including English and maths grades 9-4 or A*- C. You will need enthusiasm and a keen interest in sport.
Next Steps
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Leisure Management, Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport, Higher Education, Part-time courses
Career Opportunities
  • Sports coach, Personal trainer, Dietician, Fitness instructor, Gym instructor, Leisure centre operator, Health centre operator

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
07-Sep-2020 (Already Started) 25-Jun-2022 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.
You will be required to purchase a training kit package at the start of the course at around £150 - this cost will include a contribution towards additional educational visits.

Materials Required

A full kit list will be provided before the start of the course.Suitable outdoor clothing - the clothing must be suitable for environment, climate and time of year. Appropriate footwear. KMC polo shirt.

What's next?

Applications for this course are now closed. If you'd like to know when there will be another or need more information we are happy to answer any questions.