Level 3 Sport (Football, Rugby, Netball or Leadership)

Careers, Not Just Courses

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

This full-time sports qualification is designed to enable learners to gain an insight into a wide variety of areas within the Sports industry. Students can choose one of four pathways; rugby, football, netball or leadership, focusing on a wide range of areas within Sport. These include anatomy and physiology, professional development and leadership, and practical sports performance.

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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

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 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 three pathways; rugby, football, netball or leadership. Students develop expertise in their chosen areas through opportunities with sports clubs and local organisations.


Units may include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Sport
  • Health and Well-being
  • Professional Development
  • Sports Leadership
  • Sports Psychology
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Coaching for Performance

Sports Academies

Here at BMC, we work with Leicester Tigers, Leicester City Women FC, Charnwood and Rutland Netball Club and Mansfield Town FC 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.




Please note: For the 2021-22 academic year, a college bus will be available from Stephenson College in Coalville for those who wish to study this course. We also have BMC bus routes covering many areas of Leicestershire and surrounding counties.

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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