Course type:

Level 3 National Extended Diploma Sport (Rugby)

Do you want to develop your own rugby skills and performance, alongside the study of coaching and training? If so, this  two-year Extended Diploma is for you.

On this course, you will gain a valuable insight into coaching and training techniques for a range of rugby populations, from young children to elite professional players, this course is for you. We will give you all the tools needed to examine your own play and team play, ensuring you improve and develop as a player throughout your time with us.

What you will study

Modules will include:

• Anatomy and Physiology of Rugby
• Fitness Training and Programming for Rugby
• Rugby Coaching
• Business of Rugby
• Skill Acquisition in Rugby

Industry experience

Completing some work experience will allow you to:

• Gain first-hand experience of the industry
• Benefit from invaluable networking opportunities and contacts
• Receive the foundation to pursue a career in a variety of domains such as within the coaching, teaching and personal training sector

You’ll also have the chance to coach and referee at local venues throughout the county.

Career and education opportunities

When you have successfully completed your BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Rugby), you can progress to on to a foundation degree or full honours degree, dependent on your overall achievement.

Career opportunities include:

• PE Teacher
• Events Management
• Sport & Business Management
• Sports Coaching
• Fitness Instructing/Personal Trainer
• Sport Development officer
• Performance Analysis

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include Mathematics and English Language.

Why study Sport at Hartpury College?

Hartpury is proud to be the number one sports college in the UK, with millions of pounds invested in recent years to ensure our Sport students can access the best learning, playing and teaching resources.

Hartpury student kicking a football

How to apply

Apply online

To apply for a diploma course or A-levels at Hartpury College please complete an online application

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus.


If you are unable to complete an online application please contact

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