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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport: Performance and Excellence


About The Course

This qualification is ideal for learners who are interested in pursuing a career in the sports industry. This unique programme will give you the opportunity to tailor your course to your area of interest where you will have the choice of one of two sports pathways: Sports Coaching or Sport, Exercise and Fitness.

You will study core modules as well as modules specific to your pathway and have the opportunity to gain a specific additional qualification which will enable you to access employment in this area.

You will learn in dedicated classrooms equipped with interactive learning technology, with access to high quality facilities including a full sized Sports Hall, a fully equipped fitness centre and a separate strength and conditioning facility. You will also learn through a range of relevant trips, visits and guest lectures.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, maths and preferably PE and/or science or a Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit/Distinction grade (or equivalent) and GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above. All applicants must successfully complete an academic interview.

Why BCA?

At BCA we have:

  • 99% pass rate across all sports programmes
  • 98% of our students go on to full-time employment or further higher education
  • Excellent links with local sports clubs including our Football Academy partnership with Maidenhead FC.

More information


The full two year programme is the equivalent to 3 A levels, preparing the students to progress onto Higher Education studying a range of subjects at University such as Sports Therapy, Sports Management, Sports Science & Coaching, Sports Teaching, and many more.

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