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. Students will look to progress to the level 3 programme either the Extended or Introductory Diploma in sport. For this students are required a Merit overall. Students can also progress to A level but are required a Distinction overall.

Entry requirements:

Students should normally have achieved an A*-C grade profile at GCSE. For GCSE English and Maths where a new grading system has been introduced 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.

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