Football Development Programme Level 3
About this course
This course is an exciting new course option that balances the practical element of being a part time footballer and the academic aspect of gaining A level equivalent qualifications.
You will be well suited to this course if you have an enthusiasm for the game and would like to pursue a career within the Football industry. The course is designed to allow progression to higher education and employment pathways within the game, elements of sports coaching, performance analysis, strength and conditioning and sports science are all part of this exciting new programme.
As well as the football specific aspects the course also focuses on the basic Sport topics such as Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness, Psychology and Sports Coaching, giving you a well-rounded and in depth knowledge of the Sports industry.
What will I learn?
Throughout the course you will complete a variety of units including:
- Body Systems within Sport*
- Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership*
- Sports Organisation and Development*
- Working Safely in Sport*
- Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
- Sports Psychology
- Exercise for Specific Groups
- Sports Sociology
- Business in Sport
* exams in some units
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 is by coursework (eg written reports, formal presentations, poster designs and presentations and leading practical sessions) and exams in some units *
What do I need?
You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English.
Alternative Requirement - A BTEC in Science may be considered at Distinction or Merit Level.
Where can it take me?
- College - you can progress to Sports Studies HND or choose from a range of HNC/D, Foundation Degrees and professional qualifications.
- University - related degree such as Sports Studies/Science, Coaching, Physical Education, Sports Development, Performance Analysis, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Therapy & Teacher Training.
You will need to attend a trial.
The students selected will have the opportunity to continue their education, Football and Coaching development under the guidance of FA qualified coaches, experienced teachers and former professional and non-league football players.
You will need to buy the College sports kit and the College also aims to provide coaching courses and educational trips/visits where possible.