• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyEdexcel, BTEC


The course consists of a range of practical and theoretical work, covering a holistic approach to sport and exercise sciences, all which prepares you for higher education. You will cover a range of units including Anatomy, Physiology, Sports Coaching, Fitness Testing, Psychology, Biomechanics, Sports Injuries and Sports Massage You will also complete Fitness Instruction qualifications alongside the main programme. You can study this course for two years to achieve the Extended Diploma.

Course Information

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Year 1:

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

Year 2:

• Sport and Exercise Physiology
• Nutrition
• Field and Lab Testing
• Sports Injury and Assessment
• Sports Massage
• Research Project
• Technology in Sport

September - June

Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, with one day per week for work experience and/or independent study.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved five GCSEs at grade 4/5 or above, which must include English language, maths and science.

You will be assessed through a variety of different methods, including assignments, presentations, practical observations, and external examination. There are typically 2-3 assessments per unit and students will be awarded a pass, merit, or distinction depending on the quality of work produced.

University opportunities
Past students have progressed to study degrees in sports therapy with rehabilitation, sports coaching, sport science, physical education, education and strength and conditioning, physiotherapy.

Career opportunities
Career opportunities include outdoor instructors, outdoor leaders, primary and secondary education, sport science, sports coaching and nutrition, therapy and psychologist.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Sport & Leisure

Sports students will learn theoretical based study in the classroom, whilst taking part in a range of sport and fitness activities. Taught by specialist tutors and coaches, many of which are ex professionals in their field, you'll benefit from fantastic facilities including an AstroTurf pitch, a strength and conditioning suite and a physiology lab.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.