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Sport and Exercise Studies and Football Academy (Level 3) Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This study programme allows you to combine high level Football Development alongside your Academic studies.

Course content

Following trials, you will be offered a place on either our Elite Football Academy or our Football Development Academy and will receive high level training by experienced and qualified coaches as well as the opportunity to play at the highest level of College football. In addition to your sporting commitments you will study on an academic sports programme where you will learn about a number of key sporting principles which form the basis of careers in the sport and fitness industry. The study programme includes fitness training and testing, sports coaching, the psychology of sport and anatomy and physiology. The course is delivered and assessed both in the classroom and in a practical environment. Work experience will form part of your main course.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at C or above including English and preferably maths or equivalent, OR a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport with a satisfactory reference and equivalent English and preferably maths, OR a relevant equivalent Level 2 qualification with equivalent English and preferably maths.


The course will be assessed through a mixture of course work, written tasks, presentations, observations and practical tasks.

Financial information

You will be expected to purchase the following: - Folders and stationery - Approx. £30-40 towards course related trips - Approx. £150-200 for a Tresham Academy team kit

Future opportunities

Our Advanced Diploma in Sport provides a solid foundation to the sector and will enable you to gain the essential skills your need to enter employment, achieve career progression or progress onto higher education such as the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching or one of our HND courses at Tresham University Centre.

Further information

Further details about the Football Academy, the training schedule, trial dates or any other information are available by emailing Please note that if you did not achieve a Grade C at GCSE English or maths you will be expected to revisit these subjects and will be supported in the achievement of these grades as part of this study programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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