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Sport and Exercise Studies and Rugby Academy (Level 2) Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This study programme allows you to combine high level rugby development delivered by Premiership team Northampton Saints Coaches alongside your academic studies.

Course content

Following trials, you will be offered a place on the Rugby Academy and will receive high level training by experienced and qualified coaches as well as the opportunity to play at the highest level of Competitive fixures. In addition to your sporting commitments you will study on an academic sports programme where you will gain an understanding of the structure of the sport and leisure industry. You will gain an understanding of the sturcture of the industry and the skills and knowledge necessary for employment in sports development, coaching, leisure and fitness. The programme consists of units such as practical sport, personal fitness, anatomy and physiology for sports performance, the mind and sports performance and leading sports activities.

Entry requirements

A range of GCSEs at D or above including English and preferably maths or equivalent, OR a BTEC Level 1 Vocational Studies at a pass with a satisfactory reference and equivalent English and preferably maths, OR a relevant Level 1 qualification with equivalent English and preferably maths.



The course will be assessed through a mixture of course work, written tasks, presentations, observations and practical tasks.

Financial information

You will be expected to purchase the following: - Folders and stationery - Approx. £30 towards course related trips - Approx. £150-200 for a Tresham Academy team kit

Future opportunities

Subject to gaining a pass and a satisfactory reference, this course will lead onto the Level 3 programme of study in Sport and Exercise Studies at Tresham, allowing you to continue with the Rugby Academy. Alternatively this qualification will assist you in gaining employment within the sports industry.

Further information

Further details about the Rugby Academy, the training schedule, trial dates or any other information are available by emailing Please note that if you did not achieve a Grade C at GCSE English or maths you will be expected to revisit these subjects and will be supported in the achievement of these grades as part of this study programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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