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Sports (Performance and Excellence - Football) - Level 3 Extended Diploma at College of West Anglia

Course description

This course is designed for boys and girls who wish to pursue a career in the sport and active leisure industry as well as develop their football playing ability and skills for developing athletes. The Extended Diploma is designed for students who want to study sport in both a theoretical and practical manner to a high challenging academic level equivalent to 3 A-levels allowing for progression to university if the student desires. 

Students will combine this course with developing themselves as a Footballer as part of our Elite Football Programme. Alongside the main qualification students will develop other employment and personal development skills ready for the world of work. Students also have opportunities to undertake volunteering through the Lead to Employability programme. There may also be opportunities for students to gain sports coaching and fitness instructor qualifications funding permitting. 

Course content

Students will work towards the following modules: 

Year 1 Students will complete the Subsidiary Diploma in Sport 
Anatomy and Physiology 
Physiology of Fitness 
Fitness Testing 
Fitness Training and Programming 
Assessing Risk in Sport 
Sports Nutrition 
Rules, Regulations and Officiating 

Year 2 Students will specialise in the Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence 
Sports Coaching 
Analysis of Sports Performance 
The Athletes Lifestyle 
Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport 
Sports Psychology 
Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise 

Year 3 Students will specialise in the Extended Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence 
Profiling Sports Performance 
Practical Team Sports 
Sports Injuries 
Talent ID and Development in Sport 
Organising Sports Events 
Sport as a Business 

Entry requirements

New students to the college 
4 GCSEs grade A*-C to include English or maths and at least two other relevant academic subjects. A vocational subject can count as one of the 4 GCSEs. 
Existing CWA students 
Students are expected to complete their full course programme (all qualifications) of their current course. Students on graded level 2 courses are expected to achieve at least a MERIT profile 
Good attendance of at least 90% 
Positive disciplinary record 
Supportive reference from your current Course Director 
All students are required to successfully pass an interview demonstrating passion, enthusiasm and commitment to the course and sport. 
All students for this programme once passing the interview must then undertake a player evaluation to assess their playing level to ensure they are at the correct level with potential to play at a semi-professional and professional level. 
Individual cases outside of the criteria above will be considered but must be agreed by the Programme Manager for Sport and Leisure. 
ASSESSMENT DETAILS 
This course is assessed through 
Written assignments 
Practical Observations 
Presentations 
Professional discussions and VIVAs 
Professionally produced literature e.g. posters, leaflets, handbooks 
Each module has its own assessment method(s) which can be made up from those listed above. Each module must be passed to pass the course. 

Assessment

This course is assessed through 
Written assignments 
Practical Observations 
Presentations 
Professional discussions and VIVAs 
Professionally produced literature e.g. posters, leaflets, handbooks 
Each module has its own assessment method(s) which can be made up from those listed above. Each module must be passed to pass the course. 

Financial information

Age 16-18
If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, all full-time courses have a resource fee attached and there may also be additional fees for materials, kits and trips.

Age 19+

Fees for students aged 19+ vary according to programme, age and circumstances.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 January 2017
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • admissions
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01553761144
    • Email address:
    • admissions@cwa.ac.uk

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