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London Lions Education & Basketball Development Programme BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma at Epping Forest College

Course description

Epping Forest College is proudly partnered with the London Lions Basketball Club, bringing you a unique full time basketball programme designed to link sports theory with elite standard coaching and league & cup competitions.

The programme is designed for anyone looking to embark on a career in the sports industry; primarily in coaching, training or sports development; giving valuable experience and insight into developing and supporting elite performance.

Students joining this Level 3 BTEC course will benefit from an elite standard of professional basketball coaching delivered by the London Lions’ players and coaching staff. and be involved in league and cup competition.

The London Lions was successfully launched as the only professional basketball club in London for the 2012 – 13 season. The team uses the Copper Box Arena, originally built for the 2012 London Olympic Games, as its home venue. Students on our basketball course will have the exciting opportunity to train and play at this state-of-the-art venue, and be involved in league and cup competition.

Course content

Students will receive ten hours per week of basketball coaching and competitive performance plus the theory and industry knowledge required for the qualification.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at A*-C including English Language & Maths. Successful trial with London Lions (see course description for details)

Future opportunities

After year 1, students will have the option to progress into year 2 to complete a full Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.

After completing the 2 year qualification the majority of learners will progress to university to study degrees in Sport and related subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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    • With the perfect location, a breathtaking campus, and a range of high quality facilities, 
      Epping Forest College is the ideal venue to stage your event.

      The College is easily accessed by less then 10 minutes drive from both the M25 and M11 motorways.

      We’re also a 5 minute walk from the London Underground at Debden Station on the Central Line, 
      and we’re a 10 minute cab ride from Chingford Overground rail station.

      Once you arrive at the College there is a free car park with over 250 spaces, 
      as well as designated areas for coaches and other large vehicles.


      Once on site you can have access to our catering facilities (subject to agreement) and a range of rooms, 
      from our Theatre, with 264 retractable seats, to a standard classroom.

      We also have full IT support, and can offer rooms with either Macs or PCs running the latest industry-standard software.