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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Futsal/Football/Coaching Scholarship) at Rotherham United at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust - Education Academy

Course description

Futsal Scholarship

The BTEC Futsal Scholarship (in partnership with The Football League Trust and Rotherham College) offers students the opportunity to play for Rotherham United whilst completing a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (worth 3 A levels). The Futsal experience can lead straight to university, a career in the Sports Industry or professional Football/Futsal. This course will provide students with transferable skills and qualities that can help them develop a long term career in sport. Since the start of the programme 75% of students have progressed onto university including our foundation degree in football coaching and community development.

Female Development squad:

The programme is open to females with the opportunity to play for the Rotherham United female development squad as well as regular futsal games integrated within the programme.


Fixtures & Training:

Whilst on the scholarship your timetable will be split between training and the classroom. Futsal scholars train up to 4 hours each week. During this time you will participate in strength and conditioning, fitness, specific Futsal skills and tactics which will further improve you physically, mentally and tactically. All the physical elements will be delivered by our experienced Futsal coaches and Health team.

All Futsal fixtures will be played at National Futsal arenas. These will take place every other week on a Wednesday afternoon with transport provided. The league will be played against a number of Premiership and Football League teams, for example Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Barnsley, Doncaster, Hull, Huddersfield and many more!


Course content

Programme Content:

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, The Physiology of Fitness, Assessing Risk in Sport, Fitness Training and Programming, Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise, Practical Team Sports, Practical Individual Sports, Sports Nutrition, Current Issues in Sport, Health and Lifestyle, Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise, Psychology for Sports Performance, Sports Injuries, Analysis of Sports Performance, Sport and Exercise Massage, Organising Sports Events, Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport, Sport as a Business, Work Experience in Sport, Functional Skills.

Course Duration:

Full time, 16 hours per week, September-July (39 weeks per year over two years)


Entry requirements

Entry requirements:

AT LEAST 4 GCSE's at Grade A*-C including Maths and English or BTEC First Diploma (Exercise and Fitness) at Merit Level.

All learners who do not achieve the minimum grades of A -C will be expected to undertake a Level 2 Functional Skill as a GCSE equivelant (this will be discussed further prior to course registration)


The majority of assessments will be coursework based with a mix of practical assessments and observations by the tutor. 

Financial information

All students will be eligible to apply for bursaries and travel passes through the Rotherham College student services. 

Future opportunities

The programme offers exit routes for learners to either access higher education or employment in the sports industry. There is also the option to complete various coaching qualifications over the 2 years.

Further information

Further Information:

Should there be and questions please contact our Education Manager Matt Edwards.

Tel: 07506 722899


You can also apply using the following methods:

UCAS Application


Football League Trust -


Rotherham United Community Sports Trust -

We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope you choose the Rotherham United Education Academy as your place to further your studies and kick off your career in sport.

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: 09 November 2017
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    • Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are located within the 'Goal Zone' of the AESSEAL New York Stadium in Rotherham. The Goal Zone is equipped with 3 state of the art classrooms, over 70 laptops and computers and a health room which includes various alternative methods to fitness testing.

      We are commited to providing high standards of education with a specific focus on sports programmes, in order to enrich the lives and increase career prospects of young people.

      We work closely with the local college in order to ensure that standards and quality remain high at all times. To compliment this we only employ teachers that are fully qualified and enthusiastic about their profession.