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Sport Studies BTEC at Barnet FC

Course description

The program is a 2-year course that combines Elite football development with a 2-year BTEC course in Sports Studies. The development squads will shadow the schedule of the Youth team, with opportunities to step up and play Youth Team Football.

Unlike similar programmes, all teaching and on-field sessions will be held at The Hive, Barnet FC's multi-million pound training facility based in Edgware, North London.

The education programme will be delivered by a teacher alongside an on-site education partner. The field sessions will take place on state-of-the-art 3G astro-turf pitches and will be coached by UEFA qualified staff currently working within the Barnet FC Academy.

Players will get between 8-10 hours of football per week, including fixtures in a competitive league and/or against professional development squads. In addition to the field work, players get between 10-12 hours of education per week

The course covers a variety of elements which include: anatomy, physiology of fitness, fitness training, sports coaching, fitness testing, technical/tactical skills in sport, sports nutrition, psychology for sports performance, performance analysis, talent ID, organising sports evenings and an athlete's lifestyle.

The philosophy of the development squad is to play 'free flowing football from a sound tactical base'. All training sessions are delivered with the intention of achieving this with players receiving individual training, position specific training, unit specific training and team patterns and organisation.

Entry requirements

Level 2 - 5 GCSE at Grade F or above

Level 3 - 5 GCSE at Grade C or above

In addition to the required grades, players must also attend a trial and be selected based on their footballing ability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barnet FC directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Number of planned places: 80

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