Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Football pathway)

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Sport & Fitness OR260A01/22/2 Further Education

Course Information

Are you interested in playing football at state of the art facilities, whilst studying sport at college? This level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport combines the studying of sports coaching and fitness with the opportunity to develop your own technical and coaching skills at Dorchester Town Football clubs state of the art 3G facilities. You will learn how analyse your own playing performance whilst developing coaching techniques to suit players of all ages and abilities.

The qualification will enable you to explore subjects such as Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology and Sports Psychology and will give you an insight into Fitness and Performance Training programme development for amateur to elite performers.


  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Football pathway)
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 opportunities. 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, Higher Education, Employment
    Successful completion of this 2 year Sports course will enable you progress onto a University Degree and begin an exciting career in one of the UKs fastest growing industries.
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-2022 21-Jun-2024 9.00 a.m. 4.00 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.

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.
You will be required to purchase a training kit package at the start of the course - this cost will include a contribution towards additional educational visits.

What's next?

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