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Reaseheath Ladies' & Mens' Football Academies Level 3 at Reaseheath College

Course description

Building upon the success of the current academy system at Crewe Alexandra Football Club, Reaseheath College is offering a unique opportunity to any football enthusiast to study for a sports related course. Based at college you will train for up to 8 hours a week with professional Crewe Alexandra FC coaches developing your technical and physical skills through strength and conditioning sessions.

You’ll explore industry specific theory modules and undertake invaluable industry based work experience. The academy course will provide you with access to top-level coaches, personalised conditioning plans, nutritional support and state-of-the-art sporting facilities including our new gym.

You will gain:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications

Course content

Depending on your level of study (Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary) you will study all or some of the following modules:

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology (1/2 unit)
  • The physiology of fitness (1/2 unit)
  • Assessing risk in sport
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Sports nutrition
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Technical and tactical skills in sport
  • The athlete’s lifestyle
  • Sports coaching
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise
  • Sports injuries
  • Analysis of sports performance
  • Sport and exercise massage
  • Organising sports events
  • Sport as a business
  • Work experience in sport
  • Research investigation in sport and exercise sciences
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

Extended Diploma

  • At least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science, or
  • Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Distinction grade or equivalent Level 2 Diploma

Diploma

  • At least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English, Maths and preferably Science or PE, or
  • „Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit or Distinction grade or equivalent Level 2 Diploma

Subsidiary Diploma

  • At least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths, or
  • Level 2 Diploma in Sport at merit grade or equivalent Level 2 Diploma

You must be able to demonstrate a good level of football playing ability, this will be assessed if needed through a trial or reference.

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Degree in a sports related area (Extended Diploma and Diploma)

Career options

  • Nutritionist
  • Gym instructor
  • Coach
  • Physio’s assistant
  • Referee
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Personal trainer

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reaseheath College directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.