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Students normally follow the BTEC Level 3 in Sport route as part of this pathway, although courses in Motor Vehicle, Nail and Beauty, Administration, Gym Instructor, and Construction are also available for students. The educational element is delivered by our partner company LifeSkills, an Ofsted graded ‘good’ company, Investor in People Gold, IAG accredited and recently achieved a 94% score in the government student satisfaction survey.

Attendance is 16 hours per week over a four-day period on the education programme. The football is tailored around the education programme.

Year 1

Unit 1 – Anatomy of sport and exercise
Unit 2 – Physiology of sport and exercise
Unit 3 – Assessing risk in sport
Unit 7 – Fitness testing

Year 2

Unit 5 – Sports coaching
Unit 4 – Fitness training and programming
Unit 17 – Sports psychology
Unit 11 – Sport Nutrition
Unit 28 – Athlete lifestyle
Unit 27 – Technical and tactical skills in sport


The course is delivered in a vocational manner, with assessments ranging from written reports, portfolios and posters to verbal assessments, presentations, and practical observations.
During the first-year, students will study the BTEC 90 Credit Diploma, which on successful completion will enable them to progress onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in year two.

Progression opportunities

Upon successful completion of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, students will have the equivalent of three A levels. The course not only serves as a route to full time employment, it is also a proven progression route to Higher Education, such as University and degree level.


Students must hold a valid UK, EU or EEA passport and have the right to residency and study in the UK. Students must turn 16 prior to August the 1st and must not have turned 19 until after the 31st of August 2020.

Additional College/Education info

All transport to and from college is paid for (students get weekly bus pass)
All education materials are provided
Monthly £40 bursary paid to all students*

*Monthly bursary requires all students to attend all college and football sessions and satisfy staff in respect to their attitude and behaviour.

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