Sports Psychology Level 3

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.

On this Sports Psychology course, you will:

  • Discover the power personality and motivation has on sports performance
  • Explore the relationship between stress, anxiety, arousal and sports performance
  • Know the role of group dynamics in team sports
  • Learn to plan a psychological skills training programme to enhance sports performance

Discover the importance of how to optimise performance in sporting activities, motivation and group dynamics in sports.
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At your own pace

Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

Unlimited Tutor Support™

Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: X349

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.

Study Hours

Up to 90 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

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.

Study Method

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.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded an NCFE Customised Qualification. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Introduction to Sport Psychology

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.

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).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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Delan Cahill

Tutor has been very helpful so far and I am really enjoying the content of the course in general.

Irate this course highly
Jurgis Zukas

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.

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