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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at NPL Football Academy (Radcliffe Borough FC)

Course description

If you want to pursue a career in coaching, teaching or sports therapy or are planning to progress on to a higher education sports-related course, this course is ideal for you. You will gain an in-depth understanding of sports development, coaching and fitness and will have the opportunity to obtain additional complementary first aid, coaching and sports leaders qualifications.

Course content

You will study:
- Sports development
- Sports coaching
- Psychology for sports performance
- Profiling sports performance
- Principles of anatomy and physiology
- The physiology of fitness
- Practical team sport
- Rules, regulations and officiating
- Sports nutrition
- Sport as a business
- Assessing risk in sport
- Sports injuries
- Leadership in sport and analysis of sports performance

You will also complete an additional five specialist units to gain the full qualification.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A-C, including Maths and English, or a BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) with a Merit grade.

Assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including assignments and practical activities.

Future opportunities

On completion of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport you can progress onto a sports related degree or another appropriate higher education course. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

This course can lead to work in a leisure centre or a gym, or in sports coaching and teaching. In addition, it could provide entry into business and management within the leisure industry. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NPL Football Academy (Radcliffe Borough FC) directly.

Last updated date: 17 July 2015
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    • Radcliffe Borough are based in Greater Manchester near Bury and were formed in 1949. The Boro have been in the Northern Premier League since 1987 and during that time have achieved two promotions winning the Division One title in 1997 and beating Chorley in the Play-Off final in 2003.

       
      The Boro have a rich history in producing young talent and under former manager Kevin Glendon they amassed over £200,000 in transfer fees, selling on the likes of Jody Banim (Shrewsbury Town), Neil Hardy (Stockport County), Paul Mullin and Simon Carden (Accrington Stanley) and the biggest success story of them all, Craig Dawson who now plays for West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.