This course will give you the advanced skills and knowledge you need for a career in sport. You’ll be taught by a range of professionals who will make sure that you have in-depth training in all areas, and you’ll get the chance to take part in work experience to gain valuable industry knowledge.
This course has been developed in consultation with academics and professional bodies to ensure that it supports progression to higher education as well as covering the latest techniques and trends.

Funding and bursaries

Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email or call 023 8087 4874.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit

Entry requirements

At least four GCSEs, grade 4 (grade C) or above including Science, English and Maths. Merit at Level 2 Sport is accepted if you studied the anatomy and fitness units.

What will I learn?

Advance your understanding, knowledge and skills of the essentials of Sport and Physical Activity

Gain an insight into the Sport and Physical Activity industry

Become a more confident sports leader

Work Experience

You’ll take part in 60 hours’ work experience during the year in a relevant placement.


Modules may include:

Exercise, health and lifestyle

Preparing for a career in sport

Principles of anatomy and physiology

Sports nutrition

Fitness training and programmes

Applied sports psychology

Fitness testing for sport and exercise


Most units are assessed and graded through written or practical assignments.

Enrichment Opportunities

You can use the gym and swimming pool at Totton Health and Leisure Centre for free between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday, and get involved in the college’s sports teams.

Career and Progression

If you complete the Extended Diploma, you can progress to university or move on to employment or an apprenticeship in coaching or personal training.

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