Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Rugby

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Rugby)


Develop your own rugby skills and performance, alongside the study of coaching and training. Gain valuable insight into techniques for a range of rugby populations, from young children to elite professional players. 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.

Key Information

Course Duration: Two years
Part or Full Time: Full Time
Level of Study: Diplomas

Course Overview

Develop your rugby performance and gain an understanding in all aspects of high performance rugby, from coaching to business. Enhance your knowledge and understanding of training techniques that can be applied to your personal development or as a sports leader. Reflect on your own performance and be equipped to develop as a player.

A mixture of theoretical and practical teaching, combined with our excellent on-site sports facilities will allow you to put into practice what you learn in the classroom.

You will be able to attend all study tours, field trips and excursions associated their specific area of sporting interest.

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

Modules will include:

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

Complete work experience to gain the skills needed for a career in the sport and leisure industry. You’ll have opportunities to coach children and officiate at local events, as well as delivering a SEN Tag Rugby Festival to develop coaching and refereeing skills.

Career opportunities include:

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



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Ella Cull
“I’ve just completed my BSc in Sports Coaching at Hartpury and now I’m doing my MSc Sports Coaching to further develop my knowledge. I regularly deliver coaching sessions with college sport students to gain extra skills.”
Ella Cull
Level 3 National Extended Diploma Sport (Fitness)


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