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Sport and Exercise Science, Extended Certificate
What will I do on this course?
This course is equivalent to one A Level and is therefore designed to be studied alongside two other A Levels.
The course covers a variety of topics around the active leisure, sport and fitness industry. Year one covers anatomy and physiology, working in the sports industry and fitness training. Year two will include study of specialists units.
This subject will provide you with knowledge and understanding of this vocational area. It is an ideal qualification for those who want a broad background in sport science. The subject also develops skills such as analysis and problem solving, which can be used in any career.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through coursework and some examined units.
What could I do after this course?
You could apply for a related degree-level course, such as University Centre Weston’s degrees in Sports Studies and Sports Studies (Football).
Remember, as this is an A Level course you will need to choose 2 additional A Levels to study alongside this course
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English, maths and grade 4 or above in science.
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What our students say
Cassidy Escott, Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science L3
"Weston college had provided me with countless opportunities within my studies and playing which has allowed me to go onto one of the best sporting universities in the UK and the world. I felt That throughout my time at the college I was heavily supported and guided so I could persuade my aspirations. I chose to study sport and exercise science as it allowed me to have a broader insight into the sports industry helping to make the decision of university becoming easier. During my time at the college, I was lucky enough to get a once-in-a-lifetime work placement with Bristol bears ladies in sports analysis where I helped to film and code both training and games."
Former school: Hans Price Academy
Studied: Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science L3
What next? Cassidy is progressing to Loughborough University to complete a degree in Sport Science, Coaching and Physical Education.