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  • Qualification: L2 BTEC Diploma in Leadership Through Sport / L3 BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching
  • Full Time Course
  • Combines coaching theory with practical and football programme
  • Link with local clubs/schools to gain coaching experience
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  • Qualification: L3 Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma in Sport
  • Full-time course
  • 2 years
  • Equivalent to 3 A-Levels
  • Up to 168 UCAS points available (Based on 3 x Distinction* grades upon completion)
  • Entry requirements: 5 level 4 – 9 at GCSE (Grade C – A*)
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Professional Coaching Pathway

If you have aspirations of becoming a coach or managing a football team, this programme is the perfect start to your journey. Alongside theory based coaching work, you’ll gain valuable experience out on the pitch whether that is during practical lessons or valuable experience at local schools and grassroots clubs. This programme will also allow you to gather important tactical and mental knowledge to assist you when you play.

Qualifications

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (development, coaching & fitness) Equivalent to 3 A-Levels & up to 168 UCAS Points (Download Specification PDF)

HOURS OF STUDY

Average = 15 per week

ENTRY REQUIRMENTS

You will be expected to achieve 5 GCSE’s ideally to include PE (or BTEC sport) and English.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

First Year

  • Anatomy & Physiology in Sport

  • Health, Wellbeing &Sport

  • Developing Coaching Skills

  • Sports Development

  • Self Employment in Sport

  • Careers in Sport

second year

  • Sports Nutrition

  • Applied Coaching Skills

  • Sports Injuries

  • Fitness Testing
  • Fitness Training

  • Sports Psychology

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Football Industry Pathway

This qualification covers an array of areas within sport including physiotherapy, sports psychology, sports science and health and well-being. This helps to prepare you for many different careers in football both in terms of knowledge gained and helping you find what it is that interests you. Upon successful completion, this programme can help you gain a football scholarship in the USA or entry into UK universities.

HOURS OF STUDY

Average = 15 per week

FIRST YEAR

  • BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sports Development (Specialist)

  • BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sports Development (Specialist)

  • Level 2 Certificate in Coaching (sport and physical activity) 1st4Sport

  • Level 2 qualification in Community Sports Leadership Sports Leaders UK  

SECOND YEAR

  • Level 3 Certificate in Coaching (sport and physical activity) 1st4sport

  • BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sports Development   Specialist

  • Sports Psychology

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Student Success Stories

Name: Scott McCarthy
Class of: 2017
Study Location/Course: Wyncote

Destination:

Masters in Business Administration & Concentration in Project Management – Indiana Tech

Name: Tom Steging
Class of: 2017
Study Location/Course: Wyncote

Destination:

Hastings College Nebraska – Business Administration with a Minor in Psychology

Name: Jaden Garcia
Class of: 2021
Study Location/Course: Wyncote

Destination:

University of Salford – Sports Rehabilitation

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SEPTEMBER 2022

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