Sports Psychology (Level 3)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Sports Psychology Diploma. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Sports Psychology is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Diploma in Sports Psychology Course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This Quality Assured Level 3 Sport Psychology Diploma course will include reflective and practical activities. Sport psychology is the scientific study of people and their behaviors in sport contexts and the practical application of that knowledge.
Each module has an associated assignment which is designed to allow students to demonstrate their underpinning knowledge and show how this can be applied in various contexts.
What Could I Do After Taking This Sports Psychology Course?
With relevant Experience and Qualifications, you can go on to become a Sport and Exercise Psychologist. Sport and exercise psychologists study the mental and emotional effects of taking part in sport and exercise. They typically specialise in either sport or exercise, although some work in both. As a sport psychologist you would work with teams and individuals at all levels, from amateurs to top professionals.
If you are interested in sport and want to help people reach their potential, this job could be ideal for you. You will need to have a genuine desire to help people, and also be able to maintain a professional distance.
As a sport and exercise psychologist, your income will depend on your employer. Your starting salary could be between £20,000 and £22,000 a year. As an experienced sport and exercise psychologist, you could earn between £27,000 and £37,000. *
*Figures are intended as a guideline only.
On completion of the Level 3 in Sports Psychology course, learners can go on to study further in areas such as:
Your Sports Psychology (Level 3) Course:
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course will include reflective and practical activities. Each module has an associated assignment which is designed to allow students to demonstrate their underpinning knowledge and show how this can be applied in various contexts.
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Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Sports Psychology (Level 3) course is: 200 Hours
The Level 3 Sports Psychology course is divided into ten comprehensive modules
- Module 1: In the beginning
- Module 2: Participation and learning
- Module3: Stress and anxiety
- Module 4: The sports environment
- Module 5: Group dynamics
- Module 6: Performance dynamics
- Module 7 & 8: Health and wellbeing part 1 and 2
- Module 9: Children and sports psychology
- Module 10: Psychology, growth and development
Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade.
Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis. The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade. We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsMin 16 Years
All students must be 16 years of age and above.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Sports Psychology and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Level 3 Sports Psychology Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 3 Diploma in Sports Psychology
This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that the provider has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.
The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Possible Career Path
Sport & Exercise Psychologist
Sport and exercise psychologists study the mental and emotional effects of taking part in sport and exercise. They typically specialise in either sport or exercise, although some work in both. As a sport psychologist you would work with teams and individuals at all levels, from amateurs to top professionals. You would help them with issues such as: dealing with nerves and anxiety, improving self-confidence, coping with the demands of training and competing, improving concentration, staying motivated and focused in spite of stress, discomfort or distraction, coping with sports injuries, controlling aggression and setting goals. You would work closely with other professionals such as coaches, managers, nutritionists and physiotherapists. As an exercise psychologist you would apply your knowledge of psychology to finding ways of encouraging the general public to become more active to improve their health and well-being. Your role could involve: work in cardiac rehabilitation or GP exercise referral schemes, help to promote the therapeutic and health benefits of exercise by working with health promotion staff and study the reasons certain groups of people are more active than others. In both sport and exercise psychology, you would usually combine consultancy work with teaching and research, or with work in other areas, such as clinical or occupational psychology.
Find out more about the Job Role for Sport & Exercise Psychologist.
Other possible career paths include: Sports Coach, Sport & Exercise Scientist and Sports Physiotherapist
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Sports Psychology home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Completion Certificate
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
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12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 3 Diploma Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online / Paper
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This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
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Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
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About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
What is the difference between Level 3 Diploma and an A Level?
Our Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically written for us by qualified distance learning course writers who are qualified to at least Level 5 or above. The Level 3 Diplomas are 1 year courses comprising 10 modules followed by an online examination. The course is pitched at Level 3 so is the equivalent level of study as an A Level. On successful completion of the exam, an Oxford College Diploma certificate is issued.
An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network. A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards.
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If you have paid in full and opted for the Online version, the course access will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The paper version will take 3 weeks after you have received the online version and are happy with the course contents.
For students, who choose to pay in instalments - you are required to complete the necessary agreement before the course is emailed to you.
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You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.
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How is the course structured?
The Level 3 Sports Psychology course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
Sport psychology is the scientific study of people and their behaviors in sport contexts and the practical application of that knowledge.
Module 1: In the beginning
In this module we will look at the definition and description of sports psychology, together with examining the various components or specialities within the overall context.
There will be a brief historical overview and exploration of the scientific or theoretical, versus implementation or practical applications. So the discussions will centre on how sports psychology came into being and its evolvement over recent years; it has become a mainstay of both amateur and professional sporting performance and skills enhancement, and is used from the very basic to professional levels.
Within this module we will also look at performance preferences, and understand what is current in terms of trends and practice; so the questions we will be addressing are: how do individuals like to play their sport; what are the specific learning aids which help best; differentiation within sporting practices and how are these being used within both the amateur and professional fields at present?
Module 2: Participation and learning
In this module we will be looking at 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. Identity is linked with the way in which individuals take part in every aspect of life, therefore this relates very well to sporting activities.
Personality types have been explored for many years within the fields of both psychiatry and psychology, so there is a great deal of data and evidence to support emergent theories and concepts; these are relevant to how we learn and make sense of our world, and in turn how we perceive roles and our place in that world. These processes underpin approaches to information assimilation and understanding, thereby impacting the psychological 'self' which has a direct impact on any thought we have or activity we undertake.
There will also be exploration of motivational influences and professional practice in this area as external factors can exert influences on direct and indirect actions.
We will look at strategies for success and identifying your own role in both understanding personality and thereby your own psyche. By 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.
Module3: Stress and anxiety
So these are things that will be detailed within this module in reference to anatomy, physiology and how these impact the psychological response.
From there we move onto looking at how to reduce stress, particularly prior to performance; and in addition the strategies that will help if stress occurs during performance; these are known as coping strategies.
Module 4: The sports environment
We look at what happens during competition and examine feedback, reinforcement and the principles of rewarding behaviours, both extrinsic and intrinsic. Examples we will be looking at within this module are what are the expectations of training? How does performance from one session impact behaviour in the next? How do athletes feedback to their coaches and themselves to make use of positive and negative experiences? What are the benefits of using rewards to maintain desired behaviour? How do we behave to one another within a competitive environment?
And finally, how do we define extrinsic and intrinsic behaviours, together with explaining their relevant position and usefulness within the sports environment?
This is an integrative module and will link into the previous and subsequent modules.
Module 5: Group dynamics
Groups and teams are very complex entities, requiring special skills and interactions. We will look at group behaviour in depth and study some of the most influential theories. Working as part of a team requires individuals to set aside their own personal desires and take on those of the whole group; within this there is room for a subsection of 'personal goals' but they are not considered as important as the overall team objectives â€“ how do we cope with this?
Interacting with several people is difficult at the best of times but within a competitive environment it has sensitive issues and complexities which can affect personal performance; here we look at these in detail.
This module will specifically examine cohesion and leadership. In any team or group there has to be a leader, or 'leaders'. This can pose problems of poor relationship building, lack of respect, hierarchical issues, and some basic clashes or resentments. In this module these elements will be discussed and some strategies presented which can be used to overcome these potentially difficult situations.
In addition communication will be thoroughly explored and we will look at some of the barriers to positive communications which may in turn affect performance. Communication skills are vital in group situations, especially when you are working towards shared objectives; these skills may have to be enhanced and some training aids will be presented. Barriers to communication will prevent effective group cohesion and so we will look at some of the common barriers and see how they can be overcome by the employment of strategies and learning aids.
Module 6: Performance dynamics
In this module we look at improving performance through skills training, arousal regulation and imagery. There will also be discussion about self-confidence and how to address issues within this context, especially building self-confidence in order to improve training etc. Many performers, whether within sport or another discipline, may have outstanding achievements when training or practicing on their own but these elude them during competitive or public performance and so here we will look at how to cope with fear, nerves and poor confidence levels, turning these negative processes into positive strategies instead.
We will explore the concepts of goal setting and bring into these issues of cognitive behaviour â€“ in other words how we can change behaviour in order to promote performance enhancement.
Module 7 & 8: Health and wellbeing part 1 and 2
This module will also look at the concepts within wellbeing and how the perceptions of individuals affect physical performance, and it will also look briefly at the concept of homeostasis in relations to systemic equilibrium and how maintenance of optimum equilibrium influences health and physical performance.
Within the module we will also address 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
Module 9: Children and sports psychology
Children require special considerations in sports training and performance. They are still 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. Also in this module we look at all these areas in relation to psychology, and how to apply professional knowledge to practice when working with children in the sporting context.
There will also be some direct discussion regarding working with children, appropriate approaches and how best to utilize specific training and learning techniques in a positive and effective way.
Module 10: Psychology, growth and development
This module looks at issues of aggression and anger in sport, how this can affect performance and how to channel this into something positive. In addition we will explore the negative side of aggressive behaviour in relation to sporting performance and how this can be detrimental to both the individual and group. It also looks at character building and how to 'behave' within the performance environment. It is said that you grow with your sport, so here we want to examine this concept and look at some research which underpins the supporting theories.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Sports Psychology home study course is £543.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £435 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £108.75 and then 4 equal payments of £108.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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With online & paper based study we post out the course materials to you and you can also access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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