Sport & Exercise Science

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma

Duration: Two Year Course

Location: Benfleet

Course Description

This course will see you gain an academic insight into the many and varied disciplines of Sport & Exercise Science.

If you are hardworking and enthusiastic about learning the theoretical side to sport, while using practical elements to consolidate your understanding, this course is ideal for you. If you are interested in a career in the sports industry, or wish to take the qualification on to higher education, Sport & Exercise Science is a good choice. 

As a Sports student you will have the opportunity to become a student athlete, combining your academic studies with full-time training in the Seevic Storm Sports Academy.



  • Functional Anatomy
  • Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Sport & Exercise Physiology
  • Field & Lab-based Fitness Testing
  • Research Methods
  • Coaching for Performance & Fitness
  • Nutrition for Sport & Exercise Performance.


  • Sport Injury & Assessment
  • Fitness Training & Programming
  • Sports Massage
  • Research Project in Sport & Exercise Science.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

You will be taught both in the classroom and in the college’s practical facilities, in order to develop your theoretical knowledge and to learn how you can apply the theory to Sport. You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including assignment work, exams, formal observations, case studies and practical demonstrations. You will also complete some valuable work experience as part of your course.

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

  • Trips to university taster days – at specialist Sport Science centres
  • Staff specialism in both practical and theoretical delivery
  • Work experience and enrichment opportunities, including Sports Leaders UK Awards. 

Seevic Storm

You will have the opportunity to become a full-time student athlete, combining your vocational studies with training as part of the Seevic Storm competitive sports programme. One of the most successful college sports programmes in the country, we enjoy a strong tradition of competing in the best competitions and leagues, and boast an impressive array of both team and individual national champions. The expertise of our staff also gives our student athletes excellent sports science support, which includes: Strength & Conditioning Programmes; Fitness testing specialists; Sports Nutrition support. 

Seevic Storm includes: RugbyFootballNetballBasketball, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton, Tennis, Table Tennis, Trampoline, Golf, Swimming and Athletics.

What Could I Do Next?

  • Highly Suited to students who wish to progress onto a degree at University in Strength & Conditioning, Teaching, Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Therapy etc
  • Employment opportunities in Teaching, Sports Coaching and the Health & Fitness Industry. 

Former student success

  • Jack Adams: currently training as a Physiotherapist
  • Daniel Forster Knight: currently working for Nuffield Health
  • Mikki Austin: graduate of Hertfordshire University and current Surrey Storm Super League netball player
  • Luke Beard: currently at Hertfordshire University studying Strength & Conditioning.

General Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs (minimum) Grade C/4 or above including English Language or Maths. If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa OR a Level 2 BTEC Diploma or above and GCSE English Language or Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Specific Entry Requirements

  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language;
  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths;
  • Grade C/4 or above in any GCSE Science.

Additional Costs

  • Practical kit and sports equipment
  • Course text book.

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