The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Performance & Excellence is a unique course where students can further their love of sport and passion for learning.

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We pride ourselves in creating a welcoming and supportive environment so that our students can thrive. The course is run in partnership with Cardiff and Vale College and provides students with an insight into the practicalities of the sports industry, in a non-traditional learning environment.

Theoretical lessons cover a wide range of subjects. Units include Anatomy and Physiology, Coaching for Performance and Fitness Testing.

Our passionate tutors work closely with each individual to understand their needs to help them progress to university or employment. We support student’s ambition to progress into higher education or employment by mentoring, using our expertise and our ability to

arrange relevant work experience within the sports industry.

As part of the course, students will be offered the chance to complete Essential Skills Wales qualifications and re-sit Maths and English GCSE’s.

This qualification is equivalent to three A-levels and provides the entry requirements for most major Universities.

We also provide students with extra-curricular opportunities throughout the course, including volunteering opportunities with Cardiff City Football Club, and the chance to complete FAW Level 1 coaching qualifications.


Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game, the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a side format of the game.

Duration:  2 Years

Study mode:  Full-time

Entry Requirements:  Minimum 4 GCSE’s  A* – D (C or above in Maths & English Highly Desirable)

Qualification:  BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) (3 A-level equivalent)

BTEC Level 3 FAQs

Places are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Programme Training Wear

Part of signing up to this course will see you being brought closer to the club and feeling a part of it. We see the training wear as forming a huge part of this in providing a visual representation of your involvement with Cardiff City Football Club.


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