Course Overview

The Sport Industry is constantly growing, with increased demand for roles in coaching, fitness and development.

The Extended-Diploma is the gold standard for vocational education in Sport. It is an excellent programme where you will study a range of units that prepare you for a career in Sport. You'll also acquire UCAS points that will allow you to study at University and in Higher Education. If you complete this two year course you will achieve the equivalent of 3 full A-Levels!

You will be required to attend tutorials, a week's work experience and take part in our sports clubs which are supported by local academies.

There will also be a requirement to complete independent study, completed through Bradford College's virtual learning environment. All your course resources will be available to you on here and is where you will also submit your evidence for assessment.

Course Structure

The mandatory and optional units you are likely to study over the two years includes:-

• Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

• The Physiology of Fitness

• Assessing Risk in Sport

• Fitness Training and Programming

• Sports Coaching

• Sports Development

• Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise

• Practical Individual and Team Sports

• Sports Nutrition

• Organising Sport Events

• Exercise, Health & Lifestyle

• Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise

• Sports Injuries

• Analysis of Sports Performance

• Organising Sport Events

• Sport as a Business

• Work Exerience in Sport

Entry Requirements

• A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English or Mathematics and preferably a Sport / P.E. related qualification.

• BTEC Level 2 or equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit or above.

• Mature students will be considered based on employment experience and satisfactory references.

• English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have been awarded a place on the course and have not achieved a GCSE at Grade A*-C / 4 or above in these subjects.

• You may also be required to attend and successfully complete an Assessment Day.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How Will I Learn?

Learning is delivered through both theory and practical based sessions. Further learning will be carried out on work experience, on visits to sports facilities, on residential opportunities and from visiting guest speakers. You will also be expected to take responsibility for independent study outside of your timetable, as directed by your tutors, using the Virtual Learning Environment platform.


By studying this course at Bradford College you will develop yourself on both an academic and professional level. You will be writing reports, carrying out evaluations, analysis and presenting your work to your peers and tutors. As well as this you’ll be learning coaching and leadership skills, Fitness programme design and assessment skills. Bradford College has set up excellent links with sports organisations locally, and you will be encouraged to get involved with at least one of these during your course.

How You Will Be Assessed

  • Written assignments, coaching and leading of practical activities
  • Presentations, interviews and group work
  • Technical skills development
  • Interviews, presentations, portfolio building and self reflection and evaluation.

Things You May Need

  • Sports clothing as recommended by Bradford College Sports Department
  • Text books and stationary
  • Residential trips funding.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
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Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
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For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].