NCFE Level 3 Diploma

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Diploma in Sport - NCFE Level 3 Diploma SF-SPOR3D-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study

Academic Year 2021-22 (1 years)

Examination board

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This Level 3 Diploma in Sport is a one year course and gives you the opportunity to participate in, and coach sport activities. Along with your studies, you will go out on work placement one day a week where you will gain experience of what is involved in working in the sport and fitness industry.  

Three GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language or Mathematics. Successful completion of a NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport.

On this one year course at HSDC South Downs, you will study the following:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Practical Individual Sports
  • Fitness Testing
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Preparing to Work in Sport
  • Work Experience
  • Personal and Professional Development.

HSDC offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including lectures, practical activity, presentations and group discussions. You will have access to the Learning Hub (library) and other online and digital resources.

You will be assessed through a range of practical assessments and a portfolio of work.

Higher Education courses or working within the sport and leisure industry.

HSDC has links with all local Sport and leisure facilities, Horizon Leisure Centre, Mountbatten Centre Portsmouth, ROKO and many more where you will attend your one day a week work placement. 

My experience at the college has been really good, it’s been really rewarding, all the lecturers were so lovely and supportive there’s no way I could have done it without them - the teaching has been outstanding.

Lucie Brooks, A Level student

“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”

Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student

The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at the college.

Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student