Sports Psychology Level 3


Study Sports Psychology Level 3 at your own pace with Upskill Online UK. Fast track your career in Coaching with your very own accountability sessions with a Coach and Mentor in addition to your course Tutor, to make sure you pass with confidence and enhance your career prospects. Get value for money – Learning Is Earning For Life.


Study Sports Psychology Level 3 entirely online. Excel in your career and get into Sports Coaching, Psychology and Leadership. This qualification is guaranteed to elevate you in your career. Upskill Online UK offers you a support and accountability coach in addition to your course tutor along with a highway to success plan for you to follow giving you excellent value for money.

  • Endorsed Course by NCFE
  • Progress into a Senior or supervisory role in your career
  • Can be fast tracked and completed within a year
  • Full support around your course and future plans.

Course Units

Unit 1 – Introduction to Sport Psychology

Unit one will explain the scope, purpose, and definitions of sports psychology as a science. You’ll gain knowledge of scientific principles that have guided the development of the subject so far. You’ll also take a look at some of the different approaches to understanding the influence that psychology can have on sporting performance.

Unit 2 – The Influence of Stress, Arousal, Anxiety and Pressure on Sport Performance

Unit two will help you to differentiate between the terms ‘stress’, ‘stressors’, ‘arousal’ and ‘anxiety’, as well as understand the effect that each can have upon individuals in sporting contexts. You’ll discover some common sources of stress and anxiety for sportspeople, as well as exactly what happens when athletes ‘choke under pressure’.

Unit 3 – The Influence of Individual Differences on Sport Performance

Unit three will explore the relationship between self-confidence and performance in sport, as well as techniques athletes can use to give theirs a boost. You’ll examine the role that personality can play in sporting performance, as well as the characteristic of perfectionism.

Unit 4 – Social Aspects of Sport Psychology

In the fourth unit, you’ll examine factors that can influence the effective functioning of teams, and explore the relationship between team cohesion and performance. You’ll also learn some common techniques to help encourage closeness between teammates, and maintain a positive atmosphere.

Unit 5 – Psychological Challenges and Issues in Sporting Contexts

Often athletes have more to worry about than whether they have performed poorly or well in a particular competition, sometimes having a profound effect their general well-being and mental health. Throughout this unit you’ll have an understanding of aspects of sports injury, explain the causes and symptoms of burnout in participants and lastly explaining the concept of exercise dependence and how it relates to body image.

Unit 6 – Goal Setting

Research has discovered that athletes who use process and performance goals rather than outcome goals exhibit less anxiety, greater levels of confidence, enhanced concentration, greater satisfaction and improved performance. This unit will help you develop an understanding of relaxation techniques, diaphragmatic breathing, psychological skills for goal setting and training programmes.

Awarding Body:

NCFE CQ is an awarding body and this course is endorsed. This qualification is nationally recognised.

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When you have completed this course, you will achieve an NCFE Customised Qualification at Level 3 in Sports Psychology. Your certificate will outline modules covered, which can be shown to future employers or education establishments.

NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. With its great reputation and quality courses, these qualifications are sought after by employers and over 340,000 learners were awarded this qualification last year.


Course Outcome

When you have completed this course, you will achieve an NCFE Customised Qualification at Level 3 in Sports Psychology. Your certificate will outline modules covered, which can be shown to future employers or education establishments.


Course Assessment

There are no exams with this course, so you will be required to write Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) which will be graded and returned to form your qualification. If there be any amendments required, they will outline what is needed for you to complete that assignment.


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but a passion for sports coaching and psychology will give you an advantage. A good standard level of English is advised so you can complete the end of unit assignments.


Duration: Up to 1 year
Guided Learning Hours: 125 hours

What Next?

After you’ve completed this course, you could apply for roles in a variety of settings, including:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Sports Club Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • School / PE Coaching Assistant


You will receive qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success. You get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

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