Level 3

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Ideal if you're looking to go on to a career in sport, coaching or health and fitness, you'll get to develop your practical skills and build the knowledge you'll need for success in your future role. You'll be able to enjoy our excellent sporting facilities including our outdoor and indoor pitches, multi-gym and extensive grounds. Plus you'll also be able to extend your skills and contacts on your work placement.

Course content 

You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that includes a work placement. You'll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. You'll enjoy a mixture of lectures, field trips, residential visits, practical sports and coaching activities. Modules include: 

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sport leadership
  • Coaching for sports performance
  • Sports psychology
  • Fitness training in health, sport and wellbeing

Entry Requirements:


  • You'll need to have achieved 4 GCSEs between grade A-C (new grades 9-4) including English, Maths and a Science 
  • Successful completion of a Level 2 course with a Merit in a related area

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered.

Dates & Location:

September 2018


2 Years Full time

3 days per week


Whether exploring on land as part of our fantastic 800-hectare estate, climbing our indoor climbing wall or even taking part in activities in the water, we’ve got outstanding facilities at Plumpton College and our other excellent Out Centres for you to experience and enjoy.

  • On land – the perfect environment to base your studies

Our extensive Plumpton estate is the ideal place for you to experience all of our outdoor activities, all with the beautiful backdrop of the South Downs.

  • Take to the water with our excellent choice of watersports

Discover all of our sailing and water-sports activities at our excellent academy at Piddinghoe Lake. We’ve also got other inland and coastal locations.

  • So many sports for you to discover and enjoy

Whether you play on land or in the water, we’ve got excellent facilities at Plumpton, including our large sports field and two outdoor hard-surface tennis courts. 

  • An excellent residential centre in beautiful North Wales

Lots of outdoors excitement to be had at our residential centre at Plumpton at Snowdonia. Think mountaineering, mountain biking and multi-pitch climbing just as a starter…

Future Opportunities

By completing this course, you'll be progress on to a Sports Science Degree with a Higher Education Institute or follow a career in the sports industry.

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