Vocational Course

Football Development Programme Level 2


About this course

The Level 2 Football Development course is a branch of the Level 2 Sports course that merges your academic studies with being part of the Halesowen College Football Squads.

As a student on the course you will have access to high level football coaching in addition to your academic timetable. Our aim is to develop your academic ability and future options, your football ability, your personal and professional skills and your fitness and well-being.

What will I learn?

  • Practical Sport
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sport
  • Fitness Testing & Training
  • Planning & Leading Sports Activities
  • Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport
  • Injury in Sport
  • Lifestyle of the Sports Performer

To further enhance your employability skills there will be opportunities for you to complete a one week work placement. This compulsory aspect of the course gives you the chance to apply the knowledge gained in class to the real world of work.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be varied and could include formal discussions, written assignments, practical observations, in class tasks and the preparation of documents.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above with Grade 3 in English, Maths and Science.

Where can it take me?

College Progression - you could progress to the Level 3 Football Education Programme or Level 3 Sport.

Fitness Advisor
Sports Administrator
Coaching Assistant

Additional Information

In order to meet the practical football requirements needed to be offered a place on the course, teaching/coaching staff will make an assessment during planned trials.

You may be required to undertake a check by the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) to allow you to work with children and vulnerable adults.

You will need to buy the College’s sports kit, which must be worn for every practical lesson, training session and on all game days. The College also aims to provide educational trips/visits where possible.

You will be expected to take part in all practical lessons. This may require you to participate in certain sporting activities outside of your skill set or comfort zone.

An awareness of skills, tactics and techniques in a variety of sports would be an advantage. You must be prepared to undertake activities during week day evenings and weekends.

Being involved in the College Football Squad is a privilege and you will be selected on your attitude, co-operation and commitment to study and football ability.