Sporting Excellence Professional

Level 3

estimated Duration:
18 months

Key Facts

Become an elite athlete in your chosen sport. Refine skills, compete at the highest level, and achieve greatness.
funding available!
Why people love this course:
  • Train at Wigan Warriors
  • Full funding available
  • Wigan Gym membership
  • 24 learners per course
  • Blended learning
  • Supported online learning
  • Face-to-face workshops
  • Wigan Warriors course kit
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Specialised pathway to becoming a Sporting Professional 

The level 3 qualification offers each apprentice the opportunity to become a sporting professional, while at the same time providing them with the opportunity to develop academic skills in an environment that is tailored for their individual needs. 

Specifically designed for individuals who are part of a sporting excellence programme the apprenticeship twinned with a Level 3 BTEC provide a unique opportunity for learners to gain the skills needed to become a sporting professional whilst also allowing them to gain a qualification that will allow them to progress within the sporting industry.

By developing your ability to utilise the support networks around you apprentices will learn how to become a sporting professional and develop the necessary skills to become an advocate for sport as part of their social responsibility.

“By studying in an environment that is designed to support my needs as a professional athlete I have been able to develop lifelong skills that will help me after my sporting career has finished.” (Sporting Professional Apprentice)

What do I need?

  • Level 2 English and Maths (or the willingness to gain this qualification)
  • Be enrolled on a eligible Sporting Excellence Pathway.
  • Employers have their own entry requirements that must be met.

How will I be assessed?

There will be 4 assessment methods required to pass the course:

  • Knowledge test
  • Practical coaching observation with Questions and Answers
  • Professional Interview – underpinned by portfolio of evidence.

How will I learn?

  • By a blend of online, face to face and on the job learning.
  • Utilising cutting edge app technology to track and support your learning every step of the way.
  • Utilising practical mentored experiences linked with the support of audio, visual and written content to suit your own personalised approach to learning.

Length and cost?

  • The course is 18 months in duration.
  • Free if you are eligible to access your employer’s levy.
  • £500 +VAT available to all employees via the co-funded route.

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