If students wish to study sports, they must select the single sport option in column A.
VTCT’s diplomas in Sport Studies are applied general qualifications that
provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress
to higher education in a range of sports disciplines. The equivalent to
three A levels, this qualification has been designed to offer a full two-year
programme of study.
The structure of this qualification provides an opportunity for learners to
select the optional units of most interest, which best support their chosen
career path whether this be sports studies, sports science, sports development,
sports therapy, sports management, outdoor education, leisure management,
exercise and health science or sports coaching.
The VTCT Level 3 Introductory Diploma is one of four VTCT applied general
Sports Studies qualifications at Level 3. Learners might choose the VTCT Level
3 Introductory Diploma in Sport Studies if they are looking to undertake a
smaller programme of study with equivalence to one A Level. This would
consist of 4 mandatory units (anatomy and physiology, physiology for fitness,
sport in society and coaching in sport), plus 3 other units from a choice of 18
Minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE English.
This qualification has been developed to support progression to Higher
Education to study a sports degree or other related degree programme,
• Sports studies;
• Sport and exercise science;
• Rehabilitation in sport and exercise;
• Sports therapy;
• Health and fitness;
• Outdoor education;
• Sports management;
• Sports development;
• Sports coaching;
• Leisure management;
• Exercise and health studies/science.