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Cricket Studies - BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Myerscough College

Course description

The Level 2 Diploma qualification (formerly First Diploma) is an excellent introductory course for students wishing to further their knowledge of sport, and cricket in particular. It is extremely popular with school leavers and provides practical skills and techniques, combining this with an academic study based around the theories of sport. The course is designed to give you a broad understanding of the sport, with a view to progressing to one of our Level 3 Diploma courses, or to start work in the industry.

Course content

Students undertake three core units, covering fitness testing and training (designing and programming exercise as well as instruction), practical sport (skills and techniques, rules and regulations, scoring methods, roles and responsibilities of officials and reviewing performance) and anatomy and physiology (structures and functions of organs and body parts and energy and nervous systems in relation to exercise).

Additional specialist modules cover nutrition for sports performance, sports psychology and the technical and tactical skills associated with cricket.

In addition to obtaining the main Level 2 Diploma qualification, students also undertake the NCFE Level 1 Award in Exercise Studies and the Sports Leaders UK Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership.

Entry requirements

Students are normally aged 16 or over and have some level of achievement in GCSE or relevant Further Education qualifications and have gained a minimum of grade D in two or more subjects, including English Language.


A wide range of assessment methods are used during the course, to give all students the opportunity to maximise their success.

Future opportunities

Progression to Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Cricket Studies.

Potential careers include leisure and recreation, sports development, cricket and sport coaching, sport retail and fitness instruction.

Further information

English cricket has never been more popular and is now attracting huge crowds who know they are going to be thrilled by cavalier batting, top-class bowling and athletic fielding.

Myerscough College has teamed up with Lancashire County Cricket Club and Lancashire Cricket Board to offer a fantastic opportunity to students wishing to pursue a career within the cricket and sports industry.

The Myerscough College Cricket Academy combines academic sporting qualifications with practical skills development, coaching and competitive fixtures.

By studying cricket at Myerscough College you are giving yourself an excellent opportunity to secure a dream job in the sport. Our dedicated teaching staff provide cricketers of all abilities, including beginners, with an excellent cricketing education, giving them the chance to fulfil their playing ambitions while also learning about the rules and technicalities of the game. There are also many exciting job prospects in cricket coaching thanks in part to the renewed interest in the sport at youth level. This means that the need for trained coaches is at a premium.

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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: 07 December 2016
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