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Football Level 2 Diploma at Banbury and Bicester College

Course description

Pursue a career in football with a course that mixes playing and training with coaching and learning. It incorporates the Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Sport with the NVQ Level 2 in Coaching Teaching and Instructing along with regular professional coaching. You will improve your knowledge in a range of sports science topics while also developing both your coaching and playing skills.

Course content

This football diploma covers the following football-related subjects: physiology, nutrition, psychology, coaching, fitness testing and training.

You will complete six units to gain the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport and you’ll complete a portfolio of evidence to gain the NVQ in Coaching Teaching and Instructing.

The course gives you the chance to study for the Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football too which incorporates emergency response first aid and the safeguarding children workshop. Within your full-time timetable you will complete a minimum of 12 hours per week of professional coaching and/or football related activities. This includes participation in one of our representative teams.

The BTEC Diploma in Sport is coursework based and you will need to complete all six units. The NVQ is completed by producing a portfolio of skills evidence developed throughout the year. The Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football is assessed by a practical coaching session and an additional portfolio. The coaching content of the programme requires you to complete a significant number of hours within the structure of Oxford City FC outside normal timetabled hours.

You learn through practical participation on the coaching field supplemented by classroom delivery. Group work and portfolio building are regular activities throughout the programme linking your practical participation to theory.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D (including English & maths) and/or a completed Level 1 award

If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details.

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

Future opportunities

This is an excellent pathway to our Level 3 programmes. You could gain employment with local sports coaching companies or a variety of sport and recreation organisations. Successful students will gain a variety of related skills that are transferable to their ongoing education or employment such as communication skills, time management and leadership.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Banbury and Bicester College directly.

Last updated date: 22 January 2016
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      • From the M40, leave the motorway at Junction 11 and leave roundabout onto A422.
      • Continue down A422 and leave roundabout onto A361, Southam Road. Turn left on A361 (Southam Road) on to Horse Fair.
      • Leave the roundabout onto B4035, West Bar Street. Follow West Bar Street on to Broughton Road and the main entrance to the campus is on the right hand side.

      The Banbury Campus is approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the train and bus station.