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Sport Cricket Academy Level 3 at Sandwell College

Course description

This course is ideal for 16-18 year-olds who have a passion for cricket and who have an ambition to work in the industry. You must be prepared to gain an academic qualification in Sport as well as developing your cricket playing ability.

Course content

The course combines an academic qualification with cricket development. You will gain a BTEC Level 3 in Sport alongside weekly training and playing in competitive fixtures. Education takes place in the classroom, computer suite, sports hall and fitness suite at Sandwell College. The cricket element is delivered by ECB qualified coaches who have direct links to Dartmouth Cricket Club and Staffordshire Cricket Board. Students will receive 12 hours of teaching and 4 hours of coaching a week, in addition to indoor and outdoor fixtures.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade A-C or equivalent, although lower entry qualifications may be accepted with further study embedded into programme. You will be required to purchase college Sports uniform, which you will be expected to wear during all lessons at college.


Assessment is through written assignment work, practical observations and presentations.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course enables progression into Higher Education on an undergraduate degree or equivalent. There is also the possibility of working in the Sports Coaching and Development Industry or even, potentially, of pursuing a career in cricket.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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