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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Redditch United Football Academy – football focus) at Bournville College

Course description

This course runs as part of the Redditch United Football Academy which enables both male and female learners to gain a vocational sport qualification alongside full time football coaching. As part of the football programme learners will be able to receive 6 hours of football coaching from UEFA licenced coaches per week and have the opportunity to take part in regional and national competitions. Redditch United is keen to develop youth players for their senior teams and players will have the opportunity to show they are suitable for this progression.

Additionally to the football programme, the Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma enables students to learn about the theory behind sport in great depth. It gives them the opportunity to gain experience for use in the work place or as a stepping stone to higher education. The variety of subjects gives students the opportunity to study most areas of sport and allows them to decide which field they wish to work towards.

This programme is delivered at Redditch United’s Valley Stadium, however learners may be asked to attend occasional sessions/assessments at Bournville College in Longbridge.

Course content

'The units include:
Year 1
Anatomy and Physiology
Practical Team Sports
Assessing Risk in Sport
Psychology for Sports Performance
Leadership in Sport
Sports Development
Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
Sports Nutrition
Organising Sports Events

Year 2
Analysis in Sport
Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Training and Fitness for Sport
Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
Practical Sport Study (individual)
Exercise for Specific Groups
Sports Coaching
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Talent Identification

In addition to the course, students on this programme will participate in an active and competitive football programme at Redditch United. As part of the course learners are required to purchase a football training uniform.

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, one of which must be English Language
  • BTEC First Diploma (Merit or Distinction) together with a grade C in English Language or equivalent
  • Have a passion for sport and coaching
  • Be able to take part in a competitive football environment 


Students will put together a portfolio of evidence for the eighteen units of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. This will be assessed internally and verified externally. Evidence will consist of a combination of assignments, reports, poster presentations, formal observations and practical assessments.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Sports Coachingat Bournville College or progress onto higher education programmes at other institutions, for example Sports Studies, Sports Management or Sports Science. It also opens opportunities for students to apply for work in areas similar to subjects studied such as radiography and nutrition. 

Further information

If you are interested in studying this course please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300

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: 08 August 2016
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