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Sport (Football Academy) Level 2 BTEC Diploma at Isle of Wight College

Course description

The Level 2 Football Coaching Programme is run in conjunction with Portsmouth In The Community. The programme will cover theoretical and practical aspects of sport and coaching, and develop your understanding of the leisure industry. You will also have the chance to develop practical coaching experience by assisting with community football programmes run by Portsmouth across the Island.

Course content

This is an opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications in sport, coaching, and the leisure industry. The programme will also cover employability skills, to prepare learners for future careers.

On the Level 2 course you will gain a wide range of skills including how to:

  • Design and conduct training sessions for a variety of age groups.
  • Work with a team of players and coach team skills such as passing, set pieces, etc.
  • Develop individual player’s ability to work in teams.
  • Coach the skills used by particular playing positions (defender, midfielder, striker).
  • Identify personal development opportunities in football including administration and officiating.
  • Promote and establish working relationships between players, coaches, parents and officials.
  • Safely organise and supervise activities including Mini-Soccer and small sided games.
  • Understand different aspects of coaching children.

You will be assessed by a mixture of written projects and assignments and practical assessment. You will also be required to pass a practical coaching session.

Entry requirements

Applicants must pass an admissions interview, and have a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade D (including English). Current College students must have also successfully completed their current functional skills qualification and have demonstrated good levels of attendance. Applicants should also be aware that the course is quite demanding physically.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course and who also have GCSE Maths and English at C or above can progress onto the Level 3 Football Coaching Programme at the College, or other sport related courses, employment or apprenticeships. Successful students could also progress into entry-level employment in the leisure or football industries, and could play a substantial role in community football coaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Wight College directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2016
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