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West Wales Raiders Educational Partners

Coleg y Cymoedd

January 03, 2023

Course Outline

This course is delivered in partnership with the Wales Rugby League. All players will have the opportunity to receive rugby league coaching whilst studying the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport. The course will give players the best opportunity to succeed at an elite level as it will greatly increase the amount of time players are coached and physically conditioned.


Entry requirements

To obtain a place on this course you will need 5 GCSE at A*- C, which must include Maths and English/Welsh, or equivalent, such as Level 2 ESW in Communication and Application of Number or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport with a pass grade.


What will I study?

As part of your course you will study a variety of topics such as the anatomy & physiology, training and fitness, assessing risk, fitness testing for sport and exercise, sports coaching, sports development and practical team sports. Specialist areas include: sports nutrition, sports injuries, rules/regulations and officiating, exercise, health and lifestyle, psychology for sports performance and instructing physical activity and exercise.


How will I be assessed?

To gain the Level 3 in Sport you must complete internal assessments in all units. Assessment will cover practical skills, oral questioning, assignment work and written questions. All units are assessed, graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.


Career Opportunities and Progression

The course gives you the skills they need to understand the sport and recreation sector and the employment opportunities available to them on completion of the course. These qualifications can also contribute towards applications for higher education where learners can pursue degree level qualification

Swansea University

February 01, 2018

Swansea University Rugby League team is the oldest Amateur Rugby league club in Wales that is still established dating back to 1977, their nickname the War-pigs has seen them compete in some fantastic games over the years.  the 2017 season saw the Warpigs compete in the BUCS (British university & Colleges Sport) Premier which is the highest level a university can compete in. the club is coached by staff from South  Wales only Professional Rugby League team, the West Wales Raiders.


Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

The University has enjoyed a period of tremendous growth, and we have achieved our ambition to be a top thirty research University, soaring up the 2014 Research Excellence Framework league table to 26th in the UK from 52nd in 2008.

Additionally, an ambitious Campus Development Programme is well underway – one of the largest knowledge economy projects in the UK and within the top five in Europe.

It involves the creation of the Bay Campus, a brand new £450 million development on the eastern approach to the city, together with the transformation of our existing Singleton Park Campus.

Swansea's multicultural dual-campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime.

True to the vision of its industrial founders in 1920 Swansea University will:

Provide an environment of research excellence, with research that is world-leading, globally collaborative and internationally recognised;

Deliver an outstanding student experience, with research-led and practice-driven teaching of the highest quality that produces global graduates educated and equipped for distinguished personal and professional achievement;

Use its research strength, collaboration with industry and global reach, to drive economic growth, foster prosperity, enrich the community and cultural life of Wales and, contribute to the health, leisure and well-being of its citizens.


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