Sport Psychology Level 3

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Sport Psychology Level 3

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A course intended for people who wish to study the effect and impact of psychology in sport.  Specifically it aims to provide the skills to improve sporting performance through consideration and application of psychological principles with sporting participants.

Course Contents

Unit 1 – Introduction to Sport Psychology

·         What is sport psychology?

·         The role of a sport psychologist

·         A brief history of sport psychology

·         An overview of psychology

Unit 2 – How Personality, Attitudes and Behaviour Affect Sporting Performance

·         Personality

o    Theories on personality

o    Methods of measuring personality

o    The links between personality and sport involvement and performance

o    Personality profiling

·         Attitudes

o    Origins of attitude

o    Triadic model of attitude formation

o    Changing attitudes

o    How attitudes influence behaviour

·         Behaviour

o    Aggressive behaviour

o    Antecedents of aggression

o    Theories of aggression

o    How aggression affects sporting performance

o    Combating aggression

Unit 3 – How the State Of Mind Affects Sporting Performance

·         Emotions

·         Arousal

·         Theories of arousal

·         How arousal affects sporting performance

·         Anxiety

·         How anxiety affects sporting performance

·         Stress

·         Causes of stress

·         Measuring stress

·         Stress Management

o    Physical relaxation

o    Imagery

o    Focus

Unit 4 – How Motivation Goal Setting and Confidence Affect Sporting Performance

·         Theories of motivation

·         How motivation affects sporting performance

·         Developing a motivational climate

·         Goal setting

·         Confidence building

Unit 5 - Social Influence in Sport

·         How spectators affect sporting performance

·         Research on audience effects

·         Coping with audience effects

·         The effects of co-action on sporting performance

·         The home advantage phenomenon

·         Teams and groups

·         Factors that affect group performances

·         Leadership

·         Leadership characteristics

·         Theories of leadership

Unit 6 - Psychological Skills Training

  • Psychological skills training

  • A Psychological skills training Programme

    • An orientation phase,

    • An analysis phase

    • A planning phase

    • An implementation phase

    • An evaluation phase

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email.  You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. 

Course Duration

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies.  The course will take around 90 hours of study to complete.


Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor.  There is no external examination required.

Course Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers


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