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Level 2 BTEC Sport: Education & Futsal Scholarship at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club (SWFC)

Course description

The Level 2 Futsal and Education Programme is a specialist work related course built around the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport and builds knowledge of practical sports performance, training and personal fitness, running sports events and sport community volunteering. This course particularly suits those wanting to enter employment and/or further study in the sport and active leisure sector as you will gain valuable work experience, continue to study English and Maths and complete a Level 1 award in Football Coaching.

Alongside the academic aspect of the course, you will also become a player and a scholar with Sheffield Wednesday football club and compete within the Football League Trust’s Futsal League competing at the best arenas across the country. Upon successful completion of the course you will have the opportunity to progress on to the prestigious Level 3 Futsal and Education Programme. The Level 3 Programme provides an excellent platform for you to access higher education with the most common exit route being university study. Level 3 scholars also have the chance to progress in to England futsal squads and star in the Soccer AM Futsal Cup.



Course content


The Level 2 Diploma in Sport consists of the following units:

  • Fitness for Sport & Exercise
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Carrying Out a Sports Related Project
  • The Mind & Sports Performance
  • The Sports Performer in Action
  • Training & Personal Fitness
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Performance
  • Designing Exercise Programmes
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • Running a Sports Event
  • The Sport & Active Leisure Industry
  • The Provision of Sport & Active Leisure
  • Sport Community Volunteering

The Level 1 award for Coaching Football will be completed during your course which will look great on your CV when applying for employment and/or further study.

Functional Skills English & Maths will also be delivered alongside your sports studies.

As part of the course, you will be required to complete work experience in a variety of sports settings as well as performing various roles within the organisation of sports events; this will include refereeing and officiating roles. This knowledge and experience will allow for further progression within seeking employment and/or further education options.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSE Grades at D


Most units are assessed through assignments which are submitted via the interactive learning platform in a variety of formats; these include written reports, posters, practical sports, demonstrations, group tasks, interviews, practical coaching, presentations, work experience, projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments. Two of the core units are assessed using an on screen test that will be completed under exam conditions.

Financial information

You will be eligible to apply for financial help through our funding provider. Bursary forms and travel pass forms will be provided when you register on the course.

Future opportunities

The BTEC qualifications in Sport have been developed to meet employer needs in the sport and active leisure sector and to give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in this sector or to progress to further education. In particular this course prepares students for the Football League Trust Level 3 Education and Football Programme as well as employment in the sport and active leisure industry.

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: 03 January 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 39 Weeks
  • Number of planned places: 100


  • More information

    • The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme and Sheffield Hallam University are pleased to announce a unique partnership aiming to take both institutions to new heights.

      The association will fundamentally develop the BTEC Level 3 module undertaken by SWFC Community Programme students to aid the crucial transition into university.

      In addition, Sheffield Hallam University will install experienced guest lecturers into the Owls’ Community Programme, with students receiving a head start on the education pathway.

      SWFC and Sheffield Hallam University already enjoy a rich affiliation in terms of student investment through departmental internships and external relations that will continue to grow.

      “The transitional support of students from BTEC level into university is key and students can only benefit from the expert tuition Sheffield Hallam University will provide.

      “We look forward to extending and developing this relationship in the long term.”

      Rob Wilson, External Relations Lead at Sheffield Hallam University, added:  “Our partnership with Sheffield Wednesday continues to go from strength to strength and underlines the commitment of the University to collaborate with major players in sport to provide exceptional learning experiences for our students.

      “We are delighted we are able to work in partnership with SWFC to support the development of their BTEC programme in this way and support the transition for players into Higher Education at Sheffield Hallam University, creating a genuine pathway to develop their skills and experience with one of the largest providers of sport related education in the UK.”


      The club’s Education Programme, which is based at the ground, is taking applications for its BTEC Level 1, 2 and 3 extended diploma in Sport course and is holding an open day for prospective students on 13 January 2015 at 6:00pm at the ground.
      The course allows students to study towards the qualification whilst regularly playing and coaching Futsal to develop technical, tactical and physical ability. The students also play in a professional club in the Futsal League.

      In association with the Football League Trust, the programme allows young people aged 16-18 to study at the football club’s education facilities and various sports venues across Sheffield.

      The education programme is delivered in association with Sheffield Wednesday and their Community Programme and last year announced record breaking exam results since the course started – something the programme is hoping to replicate with this year’s student intake.
      To qualify for Level 3 entry, students require four A-C GCSEs (subject to confirmation), including English and Maths or a BTEC Level 2. Those who narrowly miss out on those grades will be considered for Level 1 or Level 2 course.
      The two-year programme is delivered at the learning centre at Hillsborough and has been in place for two years. The course has seen 90 per cent of young people progress on to higher education or course-related jobs.