Sixth Form Courses

Sports Industry

When you’ve decided to study sport and want to keep your future career options open, this could be the course for you. You’ll learn everything from physiology and anatomy to nutrition and fitness testing. The only decision you’ll be left to make is your next career move or whether you’ll go to university.


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

Mandatory units

There are seven mandatory units, all of which are internally assessed. Learners must achieve a Pass or above in all mandatory units.

Optional units

Learners must complete at least five optional units.

See all mandatory and optional units

Hours of Study

Average = 15 per week

Entry Requirements

You will be expected to achieve 5 GCSE’s ideally to include PE (or BTEC sport) and English.


If your aim is to work with children, coach in an elite setting or work at senior level, this course will give you everything you need to kick-start your journey. This practical based course provides you with a variety of weekly work experience and access to professional settings.


First Year:

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sports Development (Specialist)

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching (sport and physical activity) 1st4Sport

Level 2 qualification in Community Sports Leadership Sports Leaders UK

Second Year

Level 3 Certificate in Coaching (sport and physical activity) 1st4sport

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sports Development Specialist

Hours of Study

Average = 14 per week

Entry Requirements

You will be expected to pass an interview and attend a series of enrolment events. If a GCSE grade 4 is not achieved in English or maths, resit lessons will be built into your timetable.


Could playing football at a high level be what you’re destined to do? This course enables you to train, compete, recover and analyse your development alongside your sixth form studies with LLS. You’ll be taught by qualified teachers and trained by UEFA licensed coaches.


You will have a choice of studying the qualifications listed in the Sports Industry or Professional Coaching course section, depending on your location of study. Contact us to learn about options in your area.

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