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Sport Coaching and Development – BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma/ National Extended Diploma


Level 3



Type of study

School Leavers




2 Years

Our Level 3 Sport provision drifts in two directions. Coaching and Development looks at the skills, qualities and characteristics needed to go into the Sporting world and play a pivotal role in developing athletes of the future. Applying all of our units and topics to Coaching and understanding how things like Nutrition and Psychology effect performance. We investigate what makes Sport such a unique industry in the UK and what barriers people face when trying to progress.   

Students also have the opportunity to play Football for the college as part of our successful Football Academy. 

5 GCSE’s at grade 9-4, including English and Maths. 


Our courses develop your potential whilst working towards a sports qualification at either Level 2 or 3. The BTEC qualification will provide future opportunities to progress into a sport/fitness related career. This is built around our football programme with academy training three times per week and is supplemented by a comprehensive match programme, which includes FA Youth Cup, Conference Youth Alliance League, the Hampshire Colleges Football League and the South West Counties Youth League 


Assessment on all BTEC courses is through assignments and exam style controlled assessments. You will work on PowerPoint presentations, written reports, logbooks as well as various practical assessments to demonstrate skill and proficiency. 


All of our level 3 qualifications have UCAS points attached to them allowing students to progress on to Higher Education to study any Sport-related degree. Students have also been successful in obtaining football scholarships in the US. Through additional qualifications, students can gain direct employment as coaches or gym instructors, for example. 


You will be required to have your own practical kit for lessons. We will offer a kit package for learners to purchase.  


We have strong links with local employers and organisations and seek to have guest speakers in Sports Development, sport Science, Sports injuries as well as others. Students have the opportunity to go on course related trips domestically such as to Wembley Stadium as well as abroad on our biannual trip to Spain. 

Additional extras may include:  

  • FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate
  • Football Development Tour (international football)
  • FA Level 2 Coaching Certificate (available only via selection)
  • Pitch side first aid
  • Two weeks work experience in the sports industry
  • Optional Active IQ Level 2


You will have access to: Andover Leisure Centre, AFS CrossFit, Portway Stadium, Charlton 3G pitch, Golf course, MMA gym and Tennis Club