BTEC Level 3 Sport

Education and Training

Education and Training
Education and Training
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Giants Rugby Development Academy
Code TFH5131
Qualification Type National Extended Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The content of our BTEC qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and relevant professional bodies to confirm that it is appropriate for those interested in working in the sector. It is equivalent to 3 A-levels and nationally recognised by UCAS and Higher Education Institutions.

In conjunction with the education programme, we are committed to providing a high performance player development environment that meets the RFL standards, while allowing students to continue their further education study. Learners on the Rugby pathway will take part in an elite player development programme, consisting of weekly training sessions alongside the academy players, strength and conditioning programmes and recovery sessions. Learners also have the opportunity to represent Huddersfield Giants in the College Rugby League, playing against other professional Rugby League development teams.


We deliver a Level 3 BTEC Sport qualification, equivalent to three A-levels, to 16-18 year olds rugby players. It is designed to provide the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for employment in the sport sector. Alongside the academic requirements learners have the fantastic opportunity to train and play for the Giants Development Academy, which closely follows the Giants Academy training programme, with opportunities throughout the year to train with Academy players and play against other Development Academies.

The course consists of 13 units which explore a variety of different areas, including:

  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport 
  • Sports Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Careers in Sport & Active Leisure Industry
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Fitness Training

How will it be delivered?

The course is delivered in a practical manner with assessments ranging from written reports, portfolios and posters to verbal assessments, presentations and practical assessment. There is no formal exam-based assessments with all units are assessed via assignments. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded which has UCAS equivalency and is recognised by universities in the UK when establishing their entry requirements for higher education.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE's at grade C or above, to include English Language and Mathematics. A sport qualification at High School is beneficial but not essential.

Your next steps...

  • Upon successful completion of the Level 3 Sport qualification, you will have the equivalent of three A Levels, providing opportunities for progression into employment or onto a Higher Education course or another vocational qualification at Loughborough College or elsewhere.
  • Careers in sport are as varied as sports themselves and may include, professional coaching, working in sports development, personal training and fitness instruction, sports rehabilitation and injuries, sports nutritionist, strength and conditioning coaches, teachers, lecturers and sports business management.
  • Gain a whole range of skills and experiences that will prepare you for the next step, whether that be progressing to University Degree or employment.
  • Fantastic learning opportunity for sport students, with rugby or coaching pathways.
  • Our education programme is overseen by the highly regarded, elite sporting learning provider Loughborough College.
  • Learners complete add-on qualification such as Sports Leaders Level 2 Award.
  • Work experience opportunities with our Community Coaching department.