Course Details

A groundbreaking opportunity to develop your passion for the Equine world. With insight into all aspects of the equine industry, you’ll benefit from focused, attentive teaching and make connections with industry professionals, opening doors to your future.


2 years

Entry Requirements

To be considered for this course, as a minimum you will need 5 GCSE’s, or equivalent at grade 4 and above. Preferably this will include English and Maths, although pathways are available to those that just miss out on a Grade 4 in these core subjects.

Recognised qualifications

  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport (Equine) – worth up to 3 A Levels, and will facilitate an entrance into University or further education.
  • Functional skills Level 2 – Essential progression if you did not manage to attain a grade 4 in English or Maths.

The curriculum

A BTEC National Extended Diploma is traditionally made up of a series of units.

Mandatory units – all nine units must be taken:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
  • The Athlete’s Lifestyle

Optional units:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Sports Injuries
  • Analysis of Sports Performance
  • Talent Identification and Development in Sport
  • Sport and Exercise Massage
  • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
  • Organising Sports Events
  • Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People
  • Sport as a Business
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • Sports Facilities and Operational Management
  • Profiling Sports Performance
  • Research Investigation in Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Laboratory and Experimental Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Where you can study

You can study this course at the following locations:
Click on the Location Map to find out more about that course provider.

Start Date
September 2019

Course Type

Course Duration
2 Years

Various - see map

BTEC Level 3 National in Sport (Equine)

16-18 Free

Entry Requirements
5 GCSE’s Grades 4-9

Course progression
Access to higher education, including University and Higher Apprenticeships

Further Information
Course enquiry line
01753 362248