Sport (Bilingual) - National Foundation Diploma

L3 Level 3
Full Time
1 September 2020 — 18 June 2021
Cardiff International Sports Campus

About this course

Our bilingual BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport will suit anyone interested in sport, fitness, sports development and coaching, and works alongside the development of both Welsh and English languages within the sporting world. With a huge amount of focus on Welsh sport, bilingualism in sport is imperative with many more job opportunities available in all areas of the industry. This course will provide enough UCAS points to progress to University, where a continuation of bilingual studies is available and will include further bilingual work experience and employment opportunities.

What you will study

Extra-curricular bilingual opportunities:

  • Urdd primary school coaching
  • Urdd youth clubs
  • Refereeing Urdd competitions
  • Menter Caerdydd workshops
  • Tafwyl
  • Cardiff Met open days and workshops
  • Welsh cultural field trips
  • Bilingual sport conferences
  • BBC sport Wales opportunities

The first year of study will result in achieving a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport qualification (equivalent to 1 A Level). This has the potential to lead on to a BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport qualification, should the individual continue the course for a second year (equivalent to 3 A Levels). 

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Sports coaching
  • Instructing a physical activity
  • Exercise health and lifestyle
  • Sports psychology
  • Sports nutrition
  • Analysis of sport
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sports and exercise physiology
  • Sports massage
  • Practical team sports
  • Practical individual sports
  • Assessing risk in sport
  • Outdoor activities
  • Fitness testing
  • Training and fitness programming
  • Sports as a bilingual business
  • Work experience
  • Sports injuries 

This programme will also provide the opportunity to undertake practical sporting activities each week, which includes a range of different sports and outdoor pursuits. Each student will undertake a bilingual work experience placement as part of their qualification.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* - C including English Language AND Maths (or equivalent) or relevant Level 2 qualification - Sport

Teaching and assessment

  • Continuous assessments including coursework and practical

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

1 September 2020

End date

18 June 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

17.5 hours per week


Cardiff International Sports Campus
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Course code



BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport QCF


Bilingual Learning
What our students say

The bilingual course helped me maintain my Welsh while allowing me to do the course I wanted. The Cardiff International Sports Campus site is great - if you play netball House of Sport is nearby and everything is so local. When I first started we did loads of different activities which was a great way for all of us to make friends and another highlight has to be when I first coached gymnastics - I really enjoyed it. After I leave the College I’m hoping to go to university to study sport.

Sport Case Study
Aaliyah Martinson
Studying Sport (Bilingual), previously studied Sport – Level 2

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Cardiff International Sports Campus
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