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Level 3 BTEC Sport: Football Education Scholarship at The Leeds United Foundation

Course description

The Leeds United Foundation Education Scholarship offers both football training and academic qualifications specifically for Males and Females aged between 16-18 years old. Students can combine a full-time study with football training schedule and the chance to represent The Leeds United Foundation within the Foundation league against other football clubs and the college league.



Course content

Each player is encouraged to achieve their ambitions both in the classroom and on the pitch and with this in mind we have introduced the BTEC national Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence).

This course not only covers the study of sports nutrition, sports performance analysis and antomy and physiology in sport, it also gives students the opportunity to orgainse events and relevant experience in sports teaching which is crucial in future employment

Opportunity to gain FA Level 1 certificate in coaching football


Entry requirements

5 GCSE's at Grade A*-C including Maths and English or BTEC First Diploma (Exercise and Fitness) at Merit Level

All learners who do not achieve the minimum grades of A -C will be expected to undertake a Level 2 Functional Skill as a GCSE equivelant (this will be discussed further prior to course registration)


The majority of assessments will be coursework based with a mix of practical assessments and observations by the tutor.

Financial information

All students will be eligible to apply for bursaries and travel passes though the funding provider

Students will be expected to pay between £150-£200 for kit and training wear

Future opportunities

Their are many benefits and pathways leading on from the success on the course. It offers students a fully recognised qualification for UCAS applications, and gives an insight into the football and sports industry which supports young people in making the right decisions.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: LUF Btec 3 Football Ed
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  • Number of planned places: 20