It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education and or employment within the sport and exercise science sector. The qualification is wide-ranging and equivalent in size to three A Levels, and has been designed as a full two-year study programme.
The qualification gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin study of the sport and exercise science sector with a key focus on football, and gives learners additional breadth and depth to prepare them fully for further study or training.
How will this course help me to develop my football skills?
The football programmes are headlined and delivered by highly qualified ex-professional footballers. The coaches aims are to develop the student’s life skills, but most importantly develop the players to give them the opportunity to succeed at a Semi Professional/Professional football team. Students will gain these opportunities through showcase games organised by the coach’s to compete against Professional Academies. In addition to the showcase games, the students and players will compete in trial games in front of leading national and international scouts.
Throughout the course the coaches will use their industry knowledge and experience to show students the pressures associated with being a professional footballer.
The course also highlights additional key areas, such as preparation of a game, types of training and pre/post match nutrition.
During a course interview each learner will be reviewed individually. Learners may still enrol on the Level 2 course if the above requirements are not met as learners may demonstrate the ability to succeed in other ways. For example, learners may have relevant work experience or specific aptitude shown through diagnostic tests or non-education experience.
What to do if I don’t get the grades?
If a student does not meet the entry requirements above then in year one they may be enrolled onto BTEC Level 1 in sport. Once this is complete then they will progress to the BTEC Level 2 Sports.
Enhance your Maths & English skills
Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their Maths and English including re-sitting their GCSE’s or completing functional skills in all pathways.
Students will be able to pick from different education pathways to ensure their education meets their needs and the needs of their preferred industry pathway. All pathways have been designed to ensure students complete with a recognised sports science qualification however each pathway has been tailored with professional industry input.
All students will complete 7 mandatory units. These core/mandatory units are equivalent in weight to two A Levels.
• Sport and Exercise Physiology
• Functional Anatomy
• Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
• Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing
• Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science
• Coaching for Performance and Fitness
• Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance
Semi professional & Professional Football
The coaching received from our highly qualified and ex-professional coaches, could earn the opportunity to play at a Semi Professional or Professional level through the contacts of the coaches and the showcase and trial games that are organised between the coaches at local and professional football clubs. The showcase and trial games could include the possibility of getting scouted from National and International agents.
Through the completion of your chosen education course you will be accounted UCAS points, Grade depending. The UCAS points you earn can be allocated to your ideal University Course. The Sports and Exercise Science Qualification opens numerous avenues in the sporting world to start your chosen career, whether it is football, sports coaching, physiotherapy or one of the many more opportunities available. Full UCAS support
will be given by our trained staff.
Other Higher Education Courses
The Sports and Exercise Qualification can also offer progression into other Higher Education Courses. Including progression into an Apprenticeship or Trainee position within your desired career in the sports industry.
With our contacts in the football industry you could have the opportunity to build relationships within your work experience and showcase
your abilities to gain employment by your chosen suiter.
With Education changing, more and more students are considering overseas education. Through trial games, the coaching received and the qualification gained you could earn the opportunity to join a USA scholarship programme or advance onto a higher education course in America or a country of your choice.
Additional to the mandatory units there are a further 19 specialist units and qualifications that students may undertake to tailor their course, to align with industry areas of employment within sport and football.
Submit your application now to secure your spot on the team!