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Rugby: Folkestone Rugby Academy Level 1, 2 & 3 at The Folkestone Academy

Course description

There are two strands to this programme – improving as a player, and developing as a coach. Supported by Saracens RFC you will benefit from outstanding facilities, elite level coaching and a challenging fixture list. You will have access to a dedicated fitness suite, physiotherapy and video analysis. This programme can run alongside your academic studies, occupying approximately 15 hours a week.

You will work on core skills and game awareness but also physiology, sports psychology, nutrition and personal development. Playing the game helps build strength, improves flexibility, increases self-confidence, builds discipline and resilience and develops speed and endurance.

The qualifications delivered within this programme provide coaching and training experience which in turn can present employment opportunities. In recent years, the Rugby Academy has toured South Africa and Italy, providing unforgettable experiences for the players. This programme can work alongside up to three Level 3 courses.

Course content

Units (Mandatory)                                                                 Assessment

Level 1 VRQ RFU Rugby Leaders Award                       Observation and portfolio

Level 1 VRQ RFU Referees course                                  Observation and portfolio

Level 1 Rugby Ready                                                          Observation and portfolio

Level 1 Scrum Factory                                                         Observation and portfolio

Level 2 Personal Trainer Award                                        Observation and portfolio

Level 2 VTCT Award in Swedish Massage                     Observation and portfolio

Level 3 VTCT Award in Sports Massage                         Observation and portfolio

Entry requirements

There will be 20 places in each year group awarded based on playing ability, but we also value attitude, commitment and integrity just as highly.

Assessment

Units (Mandatory)                                                                 Assessment

Level 1 VRQ RFU Rugby Leaders Award                       Observation and portfolio

Level 1 VRQ RFU Referees course                                  Observation and portfolio

Level 1 Rugby Ready                                                          Observation and portfolio

Level 1 Scrum Factory                                                         Observation and portfolio

Level 2 Personal Trainer Award                                        Observation and portfolio

Level 2 VTCT Award in Swedish Massage                     Observation and portfolio

Level 3 VTCT Award in Sports Massage                         Observation and portfolio

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this programme you may go off to university as a better player and more confident leader and continue to benefit from continued participation in sport. Alternatively or additionally, you may further your coaching experience in a community coaching role, or utilise your personal training experience and gain employment in a gym.

 

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask the school careers staff or Head of Sixth Form or take a look at the website identified above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Folkestone Academy directly.

Last updated date: 19 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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