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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Football Studies at Chiltern Hills Academy

Course description

The new Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification (formerly National Diploma) is a popular option for students with the required entry qualifications and successful Level 2 Diploma students. This two year 18-unit course is equivalent to three A Levels and is designed for students who wish to develop a comprehensive overview of the sports industry, encompassing the practical techniques and technical skills associated with football and football coaching.

The units studied have a strong academic focus, requiring dedication and hard work, whilst still delivering a range of important practical skills. Students enjoy the wide variety of subjects that are covered, with the course having been designed to develop and build knowledge and vocational skills throughout the two-year period.

The course incorporates all 12 units from the two year Level 3 Diploma, with students on the Extended Diploma studying an extra three units each year. Additional units will cover the current issues associated with football, practical football and training sessions, sports injuries (prevention, treatment and rehabilitation), talent identification and development, organising sporting events and coaching children and young people. In addition to obtaining the Level 3 Extended Diploma, students undertake the 1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Football Coaching and the NCFE Level 1 Award in Exercise Studies.

The Level 3 Extended Diploma prepares students for a wide range of careers in the football and wider sports industry. It is also a perfect foundation for students wishing to progress to Higher Education, offering up to 420 UCAS tariff points towards entrance on a wide range of degree courses at a variety of universities and colleges.

Entry requirements

This is a two year full-time course suitable for students aged 16 or over, with a minimum Grade C in five or more subjects, including Mathematics and English Language. Students must be able to demonstrate a keen interest in Football and sport in general.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chiltern Hills Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years