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Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sporting Excellence


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Required age
16 +

Learning hours

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Key dates

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Qualification review date
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The 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sporting Excellence will give your learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform or work in the elite sports training and competition environment, within a chosen sport.

They will learn how to plan, implement and review their training and competition cycle, ensuring that they have the tools that they need to achieve their goals.

Your learners will also consider the extent to which sport influences their life, and how they can reach their sporting goals in sport alongside their education.

Provides proof of a person's ability to perform or start a career in the elite sports training and competition environment in a chosen sport

Qualification Progression

Learners could progress on to a university pathway UCAS have allocated 64 tariff points to this qualification. The skills and knowledge developed through this qualification may also be used to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in sport.

Upon achievement it is intended that learners will be prepared to continue to compete in their sport at elite level or use their knowledge, skills and competency to gain employment within an alternative career in the elite sports environment, such as sports coach, sports nutritionist, sports psychologist, lifestyle coach, sport performance analyst or employment within a sporting National Governing Body.

Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sporting Excellence

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