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Football in the Community Level 2 Diploma at Reading College

Course description

If you want to prepare for a career in the sport and leisure industry, particularly in a community role then this is the qualification for you. 

The programme will also help you to develop entrepreneurial and/or enterprise skills that are important in a community sports environment.

Course content

This qualification consists of 40-credits. You will study the following: six core units and four optional units. 

The range of optional units will enable you to focus on a particular strand of learning and interest whilst the mandatory units provide a good introduction to support progress into the workplace or further study.

The core units are:

  • work experience
  • community project
  • diversity and social inclusion
  • people skills in sport and active leisure
  • enterprise awareness
  • delivering an activity session

You will gain Sport, Enterprise and the Community Level 2 Diploma.

Entry requirements

You need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade D, including maths and English or functional skills Level 1 in maths and English.

Future opportunities

When you have successfully completed this programme you can progress on to a range of Level 3 courses:

  • Sport, Enterprise and the Community Level 3 Diploma 
  • Sport Performance BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • Personal Training BTEC Level 3 Certificate

Further information

You will have a work experience placement with Reading Football Club. The work experience element is key to providing opportunities to enthuse you and allow you to experience working in a community role within a professional sport club or sport and leisure industry environment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading College directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.