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Leicester City FC Football Diploma level 2 at Leicester College

Course description

The BTEC First in Sport is a specialist work related course developed to cover the core elements of sporting performance and excellence such as Anatomy and Physiology. In addition, students will have the opportunity to represent LCFC in the Association of College's Regional Football League. You will receive 6 hours of coaching delivered by LCFC academy coaches per week and have the opportunity to play at other Colleges weekly. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

Throughout the course, you will study units such as; Anatomy and Physiology; The Physiology of Fitness; Fitness Testing and Training; Sports Nutrition; Psychology; Technical and Tactical skills in Sport; Sports injuries; Assessing risk in sport; and Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise. You will also have the opportunity to learn about and develop your practical playing skills.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required, plus 2 additional GCSE subjects at Grade 3 (D) or above. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Financial information

Material fee £120.00. There is an additional cost for uniform, currently around £70.

Future opportunities

This course particularly suits those wanting to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector as sports coaches, instructors and leaders and for those wishing to progress to the BTEC level 3 Football Diploma, with a view to moving on to Higher Education to study a sport related degree such as coaching, sports development and sports science.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 29 September 2017
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