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Reaseheath Ladies' & Mens' Football Academies Level 2 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 2 Diploma in Sports Performance
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Fitness for sport and exercise
  • Practical sports performance
  • The mind and sports performance
  • The sports performer in action
  • Training for personal fitness
  • Leading sports activities
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Injury and the sports performer
  • Running a sports event
  • Carrying out a sports related project
  • Designing exercise programmes
  • Work experience in sport
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grades D or above including English and Maths, or
  • Foundation Level 1 in Sports and Adventure Sports
  • 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

  • Level 3 course in Sports

Career options

  • Working in sports shops, leisure centres and gyms

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.