Sport BTEC Level 3 Diploma in partnership with Manchester Cycling Academy

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

Students will undertake a bespoke curriculum offer which is focussed on developing a young rider’s performance, ability, knowledge and understanding of their chosen discipline within cycling and the wider world of sport and active leisure. There are 15 hours of study per week; 10 classroom hours, 1 hour of tutorial and 4 hours of cycling specific developmental sessions in addition to your own cycling training programme.

Academic delivery will be carried out by very experienced teaching staff at the high performing Sports Department at Trafford College; each of whom have a wealth of teaching and practical expertise from a range of different sporting disciplines at local, regional and national level as well as specialisms in several subject areas within the wilder world of sport.

Our holistic, academic approach is combined with many years of top-level experience in several sports and will assist you to develop to be the best rider you can possibly be.

Manchester Cycling Academy have assembled an unrivalled coaching and support team that would not look out of place in a world tour professional cycling team. We have fantastic links with academics from several of the region’s top Universities who will support the riders and the coaching team ensuring that you will get the very best tuition, coaching and support available every day, allowing you to be the best you can be.

More than just a college where learners will simply go to study and to ride a bike, Manchester Cycling Academy, in partnership with Trafford College, will ensure that everyone who attends will develop the academic, sporting and life skills they will need to succeed both on the bike and off it.

Further Details

Course Location

Altricnham Campus


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 years



5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths
Anatomy and Physiology
Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
Professional Development in the Sport Industry
Sports Leadership
Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry
Skill Acquisition in Sport

Higher Education, Apprenticeships, employment within industry, professional athlete or subsidary roles to a professional athlete such as coach, nutritionist, rehabilitator.

External assessment includiing examinations and internally assessed coursework.

Fully funded for UK residents.

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