Advanced Sports Science (Level 3)

Exercise Sharpens The Mind And Body, Boosts Performance And Encourages Personal Development

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Full Time
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Start Date
2 years
Clare Powell

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

Entry requirements – The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.  For this course, students should have achieved five or more GCSEs at Grade 4.  These must include English and Maths.    

What is this course?

This course is a two-year study programme, equivalent to three A-Levels.  It is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification which carries UCAS points for entry into University.  It provides an insight into the Sports industry ranging across a variety of topics and professions. 

 Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at people who hold the desired entry requirements and a keen interest to study and progress to work within the Sports industry. As the qualification carries UCAS points, the course is very suited to those who are interested in progressing to University, alterntatively those wanting to develop their knowledge across a range of topics within Sport in order to seek further training and emplyment such as coaching, massage, instructing etc.

What will I learn?

The course is split into a first and second year and over the duration, a range of units will be studied. These include the following examples:

  • Anatomy & physiology for sport
  • Sports nutrition
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Preparing for a career in sport
  • Fitness testing
  • Sports injuries
  • Fitness training & programming
  • Sports leadership & coaching

How will I learn?

You will undertake learning and assessment in a range of environments and methods. Examples would include classroom and ICT based learning, practical participation and demonstrations of competence within a a range of settings including sports-specific, gym-based, exercise studio and outdoors.

Career progression

Successful applicants completing the full 2 years will achieve the equivalent of 3 A-levels and therefore the opportunity to progress to higher education. Learners would have the opportunities to study further CPD vocational qualifications in order to gain employment or apprenticeship in the sports industry.

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