BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence

King’s College is one of the sports powerhouses of the West Country and enjoys a national reputation for sporting excellence in a number of different games. The facilities are first-class, with ambitious plans to extend them further still in the coming years. All this in a school with a strong tradition of academic success and which provides well for a wide range of other activities such as music and drama. The boarding at King’s is excellent, and pupils enjoy a vibrant and supportive social life.

This is an exciting new opportunity for 16 or 17 year olds who are looking to pursue a different style of learning and education.

This qualification is suited to students who have a passion and enthusiasm for sport and are interested in pursuing a career in the sports industry. Many students also choose to also study an additional A Level alongside their BTEC studies.

This qualification is assessed through a variety of internal assignments.

King’s offers a positive and creative learning environment with excellent facilities, including a designated fully-equipped IT suite.

If football or futsal is your preferred sport, you can enjoy training and competing in a professional environment for teams such as Exeter City FC, in dedicated regional and national competitions. Students who offer expertise in other sports are also very welcome to join the BTEC programme.

If you do not wish to specialise in a particular sport, you will still have access to the wide range of King’s sports and be able to work with passionate and experienced coaches to develop your skills and opportunities.

Course Overview

  • The course is equivalent to three A Levels.
  • This is a full time two-year course.
  • You will be expected to attend twelve hours of tuition per week over three terms
  • The course incorporates six to eight hours of sport per week, including training and fixtures.
  • Some bursarial fee assistance and a limited number of scholarships will be available.
  • We welcome applications from any pupil aged 16 to 17 years.


To download a course brochure, please click here.

Further details of how to apply for a place on the King’s College Sport BTEC please contact our Admissions team on 01823 328204 or at admissions@kings-taunton.co.uk

To discuss the course in more details please contact Course Tutor Aimee Hildreth: ARHildreth@kings-taunton.co.uk

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