Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Sport

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

Exam Board: OCR

2 years

Equivalent to: 3 A Levels

Course Content:

This course is made up of 19 units over two years:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Sports Coaching
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Exercise for Specific Groups
  • Practical Individual Sports
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sport and Massage
  • Organising a Sports Event
  • Technical and Tactical Skills
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Sports Development
  • Work Experience


All internal units will be assessed and graded by your teachers. At the end of the course points gained will combine to form an overall grade. You can achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. All assessments are completed through assignments.

100% course work, with practical units

Studying at Alton College:

Lessons activities are wide ranging with lessons taking place in the Sports hall, the Gym and in computer rooms. Students have time to complete their coursework and be involved with other enrichment activities. The Extended Diploma is suitable for anyone who has an enthusiasm for sport both theoretically and practically. You can also get involved in the Alton College/Chelsea Football Club Academy alongside your studies.

Entry requirements:

Students should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C. Alternatively, if you have studied at Level 2, you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for students who prefer coursework.

To study this course, you should also have GCSE grade 4 in a science/physical education.  

Course costs:

All students will be expected to provide their own textbooks, folders, dividers, plastic wallets and computer disks.

Essential: £40 for 2 textbooks 

Coaching Courses : £42.00 for 2 courses

Resources Costs : £12.50


What our students say

"Lessons are always different and interesting. There is a good balance between practical and theory which makes lessons fun."

Amy Sly, previously at Perins School

"Sport is interesting and enjoyable. The teachers are welcoming and supportive. The course provides a good mix of practical and theory which is a great way to learn."

Ashley Eaton, previously at Perins School