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Sport diploma L3

Sport, Diploma, Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2020

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2020, Full Time


The Sport Performance and Excellence course includes both theory and practical sport. It will test your sporting knowledge and your own practical ability by covering skills and theory based modules whilst also developing your technical and tactical sports understanding. The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport consists of 7 Units and is equivalent to 1 A Level. The second year leads on to a second A Level and deepens skills and knowledge around key subject areas. Specific Modules that could be studied include: Anatomy and Physiology, Assessing Risk in Sport, Sports Nutrition, Fitness Training and Programming, The Athlete's Lifestyle, Sports Psychology, Sports Coaching Sports Injuries (potential 2nd year module), Sports Exercise Massage (potential 2nd year module). In addition to your main programme, if required, you will have the opportunity to study English and Maths. Depending on your grades on entry, you will study either Functional Skills or GCSE's English and Maths. Please check our English and Maths page for further information. For those that have a C grade or above in Maths or English will also be undertaking the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE's at A*- C or 4-9 grade


Assessment is varied and will combine a variety of methodologies including written, presentations and professional discussion.


Following the successful completion of the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sports (Performance and Excellence), you can progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) in year 2. Alternative level 3 courses are also available at the College. Following the completion of the second year, students will be able to progress on degree level courses. At City College Norwich we offer a Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport, Health and Exercise.

Career Progression

The sport and active leisure industry supports over 450,000 jobs in the UK. Over the last five years it has become a lb20 billion industry and experts predict it will continue to grow faster than other sectors in the economy. This course will allow you to progress onto many careers which include sport and a gym instructor or leisure centre assistant, personal trainer, sport development, sports nutrition. Some of these careers will require further study at degree level. For further information about specific job roles please check the National Careers Service.


There will be costs for equipment, uniform and trips. These include: Approximately £100-120 for uniform, £20 course materials, £100 contribution for enrichment activities