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NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports
 & Physical Activity

Course overview

Our NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching) is intended for learners aged 16 and over and provides the knowledge, skills and understanding required within the sport and physical activity sector.

We offer many opportunities for students to engage in practical and theory-based sessions to develop their knowledge and also gain transferable skills that prepare them for a future career in multiple industries.

The cost of this tuition is fully funded for 16-18 year olds.

Sports kit may be required, dependent on education centre. However, bursary/financial support is available for those eligible. Refer to the SCL Bursary Policy for further details.

Course details

  • Entry Requirements

    We require students to have achieved four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, where possible, one being in English or Maths (although this will not prevent entry to the programme where learners demonstrate appropriate behaviours and attitudes towards their ongoing English and Maths development)

  • Course Programme

    Throughout the two years of the NCFE Level 3 course, students will study nine mandatory units and seven optional units covering:

    • Exercise, health & lifestyle.
    • Preparing for a career in sport and physical activity.
    • Sports Coaching.
    • Assessing risk in sport.
    • Organising sports events.
    • Business in sport.
    • Work experience in sport.
    • Psychology for sports performance.
    • Sports Nutrition.


    To find the full course breakdown, please download our prospectus:

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  • Work Experience

    Students have the opportunity to gain work experience across multiple programmes within Shrewsbury Town FC Foundation, ranging from Football & Participation, Business Administration, Media & Marketing, and Health & Wellbeing.

  • Football & Participation

    Throughout your course, you will spend a minimum of 6 hours per week focusing on your sports development as well as an opportunity to play competitively.

    During our courses you will benefit from:

    • Regular training from highly qualified coaches
    • Opportunities to play in competitive fixtures
    • Guidance on individual fitness
    • Nutritional advice
    • Regular appraisals to monitor development on and off the pitch


    You’ll also have access to our in-house gym, giving you the ability to build a fitness plan right for you, while you study.

  • Career Opportunities

    Our Sports Lecturers will help students progress and set personal goals whilst studying with us. Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive information, support, and guidance on a variety of aspects to support you in securing employment.


“I believe that these experiences have developed me not only as a coach, but as a person.”

Teddy Munroe | Third Year Degree Student

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