This course is designed for anyone 16+ with a keen interest in sport, in particular football and wants to pursue a career in the football industry such as refereeing, coaching, playing and physiotherapy.
The course provides the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life in this area.
How will this course develop my football skills?
The football programmes are headlined and delivered by highly qualified ex-professional footballers. The coach’s 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 coach’s will use their industry knowledge and experience to show students what pressures there are with being a professional footballer. Highlighting factors for preparation of a game, types of training which they will deliver to you the students and displaying the correct diet to consume pre and post football matches.
Students are more likely to gain a place if they have GCSE passes including 1 GCSE at grade C.
During 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 the Level 1 in sport. Once this is complete then they will progress to the 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.
This course combines the theory and practice of sport with the key focus of football.
All students will complete 7 mandatory units.
• Fitness for Sport and Exercise
• Practical Sports Performance
• Carrying out a Sports Related Project
• Mind and Sports Performance
• The Sports Performer in Action
• Training for Personal Fitness
• Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance
On successful completion of the programme, including functional skills/GCSE, students will be considered for progression to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science.
This is based upon them achieving a Pass at Level 2 and their overall performance throughout the year (attendance, attitude etc.).
Submit your application now to secure your spot on the team!