Have a passion for sports? Interested in achieving optimal performance in activities? Maybe you’re searching ways to improve motivation in individuals or team members? If so, then our Level 3 Sports Psychology course is the perfect starting point for you! Designed with sporting professionals in mind: coaches, officials, teachers, physiotherapists. However, it’s also idea for the casual sports enthusiast looking to enhance their own performance. So, come join countless other athletes by enrolling today.
“A lot of Athletes use sports psychologists” – Andy Murray – Wimbledon Tennis Champion
A modern phenomenon, sports psychology is gaining rapid media attention. Every year athletes, coaches and sports teams are choosing to work with sport psychology consultants to enhance their performance. After all, sport isn’t just physical activity. Oh, no. It’s also a game of the mind, too. Knowing yourself. Knowing your opponent. Getting into the zone. Having complete mental focus often gives you that edge!
Top athletes know squeezing every inch out of training is vital. Add poise and concentration to the mix and you have the recipe for success. A sports psychologist will have the know-how to enable this to happen. That’s why our sports psychology course was built for those involved or interested in the field of sports and exercise. You’ll develop the essentials from the comforts of your living room to put into practice in real life.
“…psychology is part of the building bricks to make a top athlete” – David James – Footballing Legend
Specifically, our sports psychology course aims to teach you the skills to improve sporting performance. You’ll study key psychological principles and influencers, as well as the effect and impact of psychology within sports. If an exciting career in sports psychology is what you’re after, this is a good stepping stone.
NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years,.
Up to 90 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.
The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.
Each unit is followed by a written tutor-marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam.
At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about ABC here. Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an ABC award.
Develop knowledge of the scope, purpose and definitions of sports psychology. You’ll gain insight into scientific principles guiding the development of sport psychology. You’ll also learn about the different approaches of understanding psychological influences on sporting performance.
Understand the difference between the terms stress, stressors, arousal and anxiety, and the effect they have on individuals within a range of sporting contexts. Discover the sources and symptoms of stress, arousal and anxiety. Look at the concept of ‘choking’ during high-pressure sporting situations. Finally, explore models, theories and reasons why pressure, stress, anxiety and arousal affect sporting performance.
Learn the importance of respecting the differing traits and characteristics of individuals and how they might impact sporting performance. Consider the role self-confidence plays and identify techniques to enhance an athlete’s confidence in sport situations. You’ll also look at perfectionism, self-efficacy and vicarious experiences.
Identify factors influencing the effective functioning of teams. Consider the relationship between team cohesion and performance. Finally, recognise methods that enhance team climate and cohesion.
Familiarise yourself with the psychological aspects of sports injury. Detect the causes and symptoms of burnout in sport participants. Finally, explore the concept of exercise dependence and how it relates to body image. With learning on the Unidimensional Identity Development & External Control Model.
Understand how to develop core relaxation techniques and diaphragmatic breathing. You’ll also know how to use psychological skills for goal setting, as well as create psychological skills training programmes. Areas you’ll study include setting specific goals, self-talk, and improving concentration. With activities to complete.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.
You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.
No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).
I have a degree from my home country of Lithuania, this does not seem to sit well with British employers. I have a job currently and am looking to earn recognised qualifications for my CV in order to gain placements at UK employers. I cannot afford to give up my work to do what i have already done. Hopefully, this will go some way to bridge the gaps that i am currently experiencing. As an experienced Sports Psychologist, i rate this course highly, however sometimes find it not challenging because of my already gained knowledge.
Tutor has been very helpful so far and I am really enjoying the content of the course in general.