Level 3 NCFE Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (Darlington Football Club)

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs with grades A*-C or 4 points or above, and these must include English or maths. Science is preferred.

You will be required to attend an interview at the college and we will request a school or college report.

What's Involved

Sport and exercise scientists continue to be a growing presence in the world of sport, and as we look to the future; all the signs suggest that their influence in sport will increase. It aims to provide a highly specialist work related qualification.

With this course you are given the opportunity to learn about sport science: in a practical and applied environment. The course will provide the opportunity to refine academic studies and improve personal sporting skills. It will prepare you for higher education or for employment in the sport and fitness industry. This course focuses on the preparation of potential university students and is equivalent to 1.5 A levels.

Academy Coaching:

Students will take part in professional football coaching 3 times a week which includes training on a Monday, Tuesday from 10AM until 12PM and Friday 1PM until 3.30PM with football matches taking place on a Wednesday afternoon.

If you have not achieved a C grade (grade 4) in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme. You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

To develop your employability opportunities you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

This dynamic study programme provides students with the opportunity to acquire substantial knowledge and vocational expertise for the sport and exercise industry. It is composed of a main qualification: NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sport and Exercise Science). This will include three mandatory units and six optional units.

Course Assessment Method

Teaching and learning is achieved by using a range of methods including formal classes, set tutorial periods and projects to support many of the formal unit assessments.

Assessments will include completion of assignments, exams, laboratory based tests, practical observations, project work, presentations, report writing, class tests and collecting video evidence. All assessments will be graded at pass, merit and distinction. You will also be expected to do independent study in your own time towards assessments.

What's Next

This course creates a pathway to University. Many students go on to study

> BSc Sport and Exercise (Applied Sciences)

> BSc Sport and Exercise (Sports Therapy)

> BSc Sport and Exercise (Sports Coaching)

> FdSc Foundation Degree (Sports Coaching and Exercise)

If university is not for you, you could progress from this course and become a teacher, gym instructor, or sports therapist with further study.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What does it Cost?

This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies.

If you are 19 - 23 years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030.

Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.

If you are 24+ then this course qualifies for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. Full details on the www.studentfinancedirect.co.uk

Course Information
Qualification Type: Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity
Level: Level 3
Academic Year: 23/24
Start Date: September 2023

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