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Peterborough United Futsal Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport at Nene Park Academy

Course description

Futsal is one of the fastest growing sports in the world at present. There are now national centres for competitions to take place and many Premiership Football Clubs have taken up the opportunity to participate in this competition. This is a great course for anyone with a passion for Football who wants to challenge themselves in a new environment.

You will gain a highly recognised qualification in Sport which you can use towards application for University or trying to enter the working world of Sport. The course also gives the opportunity to attain coaching qualifications and/or awards in Futsal providing you with a unique qualification to further enhance your knowledge and understanding of Futsal. In addition you can gain the NCS: National Citizenship Service award, which is a government recognised qualification. this will also support your application for university and help to make your CV stand out.

Course content

Pupils will study an Edexcel BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport which builds on students’ experience from Key Stage 4 and GCSE, enhancing knowledge and increasing understanding of the factors that affect performance and participation in sport.

This qualification gives students the opportunity to develop their understanding of the world of sport looking at units of Fitness Training and Testing, anatomy and physiology along with many other areas of the world of sport.

Alternatively, those who have the entry requirements can choose to study 3 A Levels instead of the BTEC, or one A Level in addition to it. Availability of this will be discussed on an individual basis.


As part of the programme you will represent Peterborough United in the Football League Trust Futsal Leagues in which you will compete against teams such as Chelsea, Cardiff, Norwich and many other sides. These fixtures are played in many fantastic arenas such as St Georges Park (Home of England National National teams), the Copper Box Arena on the Olympic Park, and Birmigham Arena. The 2016-17 season was very successful for all of our teams. The boys' team won the National league fianls alongside winning their relevant division. For the second year running the girls won both the National league and their relevant division. 

Fixtures for the boys are split across two arenas, dependant upon which team you are in. Currently our National league team play their ffixtures at SGP, and our development team in Sheffield on Wednesdays. The girls play their fixtures on Thursdays at Birmingham Arena.

Your timetable includes Futsal training, gym lessons and a match analysis session. In addtion to these regular sessions both boys and girls have team bonding sessions throughout the season including events such as Footgolf, trips to Theme Parks and attendance at first team fixtures. 

Entry requirements

Standard: Five GCSE subjects at a minimum grade 4 or the equivalent including Maths and English



Assessment will be an end of course externally assessed examination and an externally assessed unit of coursework.

Financial information

Futsal students should wear the Peterborough United Futsal kit for lessons as well as training sessions. Details from the Futsal course provider.

Future opportunities

A positive result in your studies can lead to University study, USA Sporting scholarships, apprenticeships and sports related employment. Within the Futsal community, the International Futsal Academy offer a relevant follow-on course and some of our players have been successful in gaining a place.


Further information

Exam Board: Edexcel

This course is open to boys and girls.

Entry is by Meeting with a member of the sixth from team, and you will receive notification of this, but also you will need to attend a trial to assess your suitability for the practical part of the course. 

Boys: for more details contact

Girls: for more details contact


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nene Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: SSFu

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