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Level 3 Foundation/Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching & Development


About The Course

This qualification is ideal for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the sports industry. 

You will study core modules and have the opportunity to gain a specific additional qualification that 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.

Please note: progression to the second year of study is dependent upon students achieving their target grade, maintaining college minimum expected attendance levels, professional conduct & behaviour on the course, as well as positive references from the teaching team.

Why BCA?

At BCA we have:

  • 100% pass rate across all sports programmes
  • 95% 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.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, maths and preferably PE and science. A Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit/Distinction grade (or equivalent) and GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above will also be considered.

Applicants must demonstrate a genuine interest in pursuing a career in this industry.


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, Sports Management, Sports Science & Coaching, 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.