Level 3 Sports Science (Football, Rugby, Netball or Leadership)

Careers, Not Just Courses

In 2019, 92% of Sport and Sports Science students passed their qualification!

Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science is aimed at students who want to go on to study Sport or Sports Science at university. This 2 year, full-time course allows students to engage in a significant amount of research within the area of Sport and Exercise Science. It is therefore essential to have a strong grounding in Maths, English and Science to undertake this course.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: A full time, two year course
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: This course is fully funded for school leavers.
    If you are a mature student, a fee may apply. Please contact us for more information.

Your future

Learners may wish to progress onto our Sports Science Degree course, which is delivered in partnership with the University of East Anglia. Click here to read more about Sports Science Degree courses at BMC.

Alternatively, students may choose to progress onto an apprenticeship or directly into employment within the Sports industry. Employment opportunities include Sports Coaching, Personal Training or becoming a Fitness Instructor.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at Grade C/4 or above including English and Maths (Science also desirable but not essential) OR Level 2 Sport and Level 2 Functional Skills.

If you miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course, don’t worry – there are options. See our GCSE English and Maths page for more information.

Course Details

The sports industry is one of the fastest growing industries, with a variety of job opportunities available.

Students who take this course can choose from one of four pathways; rugby, football, netball or leadership. Students develop expertise in their chosen area through opportunities with sports clubs and local organisations.


Units may include:

Year 1:

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Specialised Fitness Training

Year 2:

  • Physiology
  • Field and Lab based fitness testing
  • Physical Activity for Individual and Group based Exercise
  • Sports Massage
  • Nutrition for Performance
  • Sports Injury and Assessment
  • Research Project

Sports Academies

Here at BMC, we work with Leicester Tigers, Leicester City Women FC and Charnwood and Rutland Netball Club to offer our students the chance to play the sport they love alongside studying for their qualification.

Find out more about these programmes by clicking the links below:

If you are interested in pursuing any of these pathways, please make this clear in your application.


Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Brooksby Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

For a list of our upcoming events, click here.

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