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Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences


About The Course

This qualification is ideal for anyone with a passion for the science behind sport and how it can be applied to help optimise sporting performance, help athletes overcome injuries and enhance athlete potential.  The course will be made up of a combination of academic and practical modules, which will help you to develop the key knowledge and skills you will need to progress towards your intended career goal. It will also help to develop important research and study skills that will be important for those students wishing to progress into Higher Education. 

The full two year programme is the equivalent of three A-Levels, preparing the students to progress onto Higher Education studying a range of subjects at University such as Sports Therapy, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Coaching and Performance, Sports Teaching, and many more. 

Alternatively, this course is perfect preparation for students wishing to go into employment or an apprenticeship in the sport and/or fitness industry.

Why BCA?

At BCA we have:

100% pass rate across all sports programmes.
98% of our students go on to full-time employment or further higher education
Sports Academy opportunities in Men’s/Women’s Football, Rugby and Netball
Excellent links with local sports clubs including our Football Academy partnership with Maidenhead FC

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, maths and PE and/or science or a Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit/Distinction grade (or equivalent) and GCSE English, Maths, PE and/or Science at grade 4 or above.

All applicants must successfully complete an academic interview.


More information


The full two-year programme is equivalent to three A-Levels, preparing the students to progress onto Higher Education studying a range of subjects at University such as Sports Therapy, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Coaching and Performance, Sports Teaching, and many more. 

Alternatively, this course is the perfect preparation for students wishing to go into employment or an apprenticeship in the sport and/or fitness industry.

What careers can this course lead to?

  • Sports Therapist
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Sport & Exercise Scientist
  • Sports Analyst
  • Sports Teacher
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach