Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma Entry Requirement
Entry to this level three course requires that potential students have gained GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent qualifications and have, good English oral, reading and writing skills.
Advice on enrolment and guidance of prior learning (APL) can be obtained through out contact centre. The course is a rolling programme and can be started at any point in the year. Successful students can go on to Higher Education, including remaining as students at OLC to complete courses in our portfolio of higher awards.
All students must be aged 16 or over.
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations.
Approximately: 200 hours of personal study time for the entire course is recommended. All of which is supported by the OLC Course Tutor, who we greatly encourage students to access support from throughout their course.
This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated by the Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.
Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma Course Length
Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma Course Content
The whole level three diploma has TEN (10) specific units of study, which are sub-divided into topic areas these are:
Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma Unit 1: In the Beginning
In this unit you will learn about strategies for success and identifying your own role in both understanding personality and thereby your own psyche, such as examination of one’s own personality, you will be better placed to identify key markers in other individuals and this will be an invaluable skill to develop whether you are in the role of a sports trainer, psychologist, coach, or just using the skills for personal performance enhancement and skills training.
Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma Unit 2: Participation and Learning
Within this unit you will explore personality and identity, and what makes us competitive; there are many theories of identity used in multiple fields such as psychology, healthcare, business and philosophy.
Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma Unit 3: Stress and Anxiety
Through this unit you will be able to explore anatomy, physiology, and the impact of these on physiological response. You will review how stress occurs and how to settle and reduce it.
Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma Unit 4: The Sports Environment
Here you will discover at what happens during competition and examine feedback, reinforcement and the principles of rewarding behaviours, both extrinsic and intrinsic.
Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma Unit 5: Group Dynamics
In this unit you will explore group behaviour in depth and study some of the most influential theories and personal desires.
Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma Unit 6: Performance Dynamics
We will explore the concepts of goal setting and bring into these issues of cognitive behaviour – in other words how we can change behaviour in order to promote performance enhancement.
Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma Unit 7 & 8: Health and Wellbeing Part 1 and 2
Here you review athletic injuries and the role of sports psychology in injury rehabilitation. There will be discussion about burnout and excessive training, looking specifically at definitions, measurement and prevention of these incidents.
Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma Unit 9: Children and Sports Psychology
This unit will allow you to discover the development of children such as growing physically and developing mentally, being particularly susceptible to role model influence and adult coercion. The module will look briefly at the key stages of child development.
Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma Unit 10: Psychology, Growth and Development
In this final unit you will gain knowledge of character building, aggression and anger in sports. You will learn how to channel aggression into positives. A great opportunity to put your knowledge of this course into practice within your last unit.
This Accredited Level 3 Sports Psychology Diploma can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations. Through assessment you will cover certain criteria such as:
- Theoretical Knowledge/ Understanding
- Practical Implications
- Integration of Theory and Practice.
The course has TWO Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA); which are graded: Pass or Fail. The grading procedure if Pass or Fail. Your grade will depend upon if the criteria set ha been met and the decision of your tutor. If you Fail an assessment you have the opportunity to amend where your tutor has highlighted and resubmit.
Study Hours (Per Unit)
Approximately: 20 hours personal study time per unit, which is supported by the ODL Course Tutor, but we greatly encouraged students to access support from their tutor throughout the course.