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Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma Sport (Redditch United Football Academy – football focus) at Bournville College

Course description

This course runs as part of the Redditch United Football Academy which enables both male and female learners to gain a vocational sport qualification alongside full-time football coaching. As part of the football programme learners will be able to receive 6 hours of football coaching from UEFA licenced coaches per week and have the opportunity to take part in regional and national competitions. Redditch United is keen to develop youth players for their senior teams and players will have the opportunity to show they are suitable for this progression. This course takes place at Redditch United’s Valley Stadium which has just had a £900,000 development including a new 3G, changing facilities and student classrooms.

The OCR Level 2 Technical Diploma aims to provide learners with an introduction to a number of roles through an engagement with physical education and sport including teaching, activity leadership and coaching for young people. The qualification provides learners with guidance on further opportunities, including how to contribute to a variety of sports programmes as a sports leader and/or coach. This Level 2 programme provides a great stepping stone to our Level 3 Sports programmes and in addition provides an opportunity to re-sit English and Maths GCSE for those who did not achieve a C grade.

This programme is delivered at Redditch United’s Valley Stadium, however learners may be asked to attend occasional sessions/assessments at Bournville College in Longbridge.

Course content

Practical Sport
Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
Fitness Testing and Training
Nutrition for Sports Performance
Development of Personal Fitness
Effects of Exercise on the Body Systems
Planning and Leading Sports Activities
Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grade D which must include English
Have a passion for sport and coaching
Be able to take part in a competitive football environment 


Students will be continually assessed throughout the year by:

  •  Assignment/Coursework
  • Externally assessed units (on screen tests)
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration/assignment
  • Task-based controlled assessment
  • Questioning of underpinning knowledge - either verbal or written.
  • Peer assessment and participant feedback
  • Notes completed during the course
  • Video/photographic evidence
  • Witness statements

Future opportunities

On successful completion and based on attendance, punctuality, meeting deadlines and behaviour, students have the opportunity to progress onto one of our BTEC Level 3 courses.

Further information

If you are interested in studying this course please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300

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: 08 August 2016
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