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Basketball: Folkestone Basketball Academy at The Folkestone Academy

Course description

There are two strands to this programme – improving as a player, and developing as a coach. Delivered in conjunction with Folkestone Saints Basketball Club and Shepway Sports Trust you will benefit from outstanding facilities, elite level coaching and a challenging fixture list.

This programme can run alongside your academic studies, occupying approximately 15 hours a week. You will work on core skills and game awareness. Playing the game develops concentration and self-discipline, improves motor skills and co-ordination, improves spatial awareness and enhances confidence.

The qualifications delivered within this programme provide coaching experience where participants plan, conduct and evaluate their own sessions. This in turn can present employment opportunities. This programme can work alongside up to three Level 3 courses.

Course content

Units (Mandatory)                                                                  

Level 1 1st4sport Award in Coaching Basketball            

Level 1 Award in Basketball Referee                                                                           

Level 1 Award in Basketball Table Official                                  

Entry requirements

There will be 20 places in each year group awarded based on playing ability, but we also value attitude, commitment and integrity just as highly.



Observation,  portfolio & written examination  

Observation,  portfolio & written examination

Observation,  portfolio & written examination

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this programme you may go off to university as a better player and more confident leader and continue to benefit from continued participation in sport. It is anticipated that the very best players may benefit from a progression route into the American collegiate system. Alternatively or additionally, you may further your coaching experience in a community coaching role.



Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask the school careers staff or Head of Sixth Form or take a look at the website identified above.

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: 06 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years