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Sutton Coldfield Town FC Foundation at Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)

Course description

All scholars on the Sutton Coldfield Town FC Football Academy will enrol on a Programme of Study which is aligned to their Qualifications on Entry. Scholars will have 10-12 hours of Football Specific Training and Match play combined with Tutorial, Purposeful Work Experience, Maths* or English* (Subject to QoE) alongside their selected Academic Pathway.

Pathway 1
This course develops skills and knowledge by studying a wide range of topics. These will enable the learner to understand key elements and components within the Sport Industry. On this programme, you can develop your knowledge using examples from specifically the Football Industry but generally across the Sports Industry. Units that you will study may include:
- Anatomy * (Exam Assessed Unit from September 2017)
- Physiology of fitness
- Sport Psychology
- Fitness Testing * (Exam Assessed Unit from September 2017)
- Fitness Training
- Assessing Risks
- Sports Legacy
- Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport
- Practical Sport
- Sports Coaching
- Rules and Regulations in Sport

Pathway 2
Scholars may opt to study on an A’ Level Programme. Scholars can a suitable A Level Subject Combination e.g. Business, Geography & Sports Science subject to availability, subject location and timetabling. This pathway will require further discussion during an interview prior to an offer of a place on the programme.

Pathway 3
Scholars who do not meet the Level 3 Entry requirements can still gain a place on the Football Academy but will have to Study a Level 1 or 2 qualification in a College Tutor Group which is not exclusive to the Club Academy.

Course content

All scholars on the Sutton Coldfield Town FC Football Academy will enrol on a Programme of Study which is aligned to their Qualifications on Entry. Scholars will have 10-12 hours of Football Specific Training and Match play combined with Tutorial, Purposeful Work Experience, Maths* or English* (Subject to QoE) alongside their selected Academic Pathway.

Pathway 1
This course develops skills and knowledge by studying a wide range of topics. These will enable the learner to understand key elements and components within the Sport Industry. On this programme, you can develop your knowledge using examples from specifically the Football Industry but generally across the Sports Industry. Units that you will study may include:
- Anatomy * (Exam Assessed Unit from September 2017)
- Physiology of fitness
- Sport Psychology
- Fitness Testing * (Exam Assessed Unit from September 2017)
- Fitness Training
- Assessing Risks
- Sports Legacy
- Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport
- Practical Sport
- Sports Coaching
- Rules and Regulations in Sport

Pathway 2
Scholars may opt to study on an A’ Level Programme. Scholars can a suitable A Level Subject Combination e.g. Business, Geography & Sports Science subject to availability, subject location and timetabling. This pathway will require further discussion during an interview prior to an offer of a place on the programme.

Pathway 3
Scholars who do not meet the Level 3 Entry requirements can still gain a place on the Football Academy but will have to Study a Level 1 or 2 qualification in a College Tutor Group which is not exclusive to the Club Academy.

Entry requirements

To study on Pathway 1 or 2, scholars are required to gain 4 GCSE’s at Grade 4 (equivalent to Grade C) or above which should include Maths and English. Scholars who do not achieve Maths or English will be required to retake whilst on the Programme. Scholars who do not achieve the 4 GCSE’s will be required to study for Pathway 3.

Assessment

Delivery will be split between Sutton Coldfield College and Sutton Coldfield Town FC. This will normally be in Morning or Afternoon blocks in order to minimise the travel between the college and the club. The Programme of study utilises the ‘state of the art’ 3G artificial pitch at the club for the practical elements of the programme, whereas the College has the IT and Specialist Fitness, Massage and Classroom Resources for many of the taught units.

Assessment will be varied and will include a portfolio of practical activities, case studies, projects, reports, presentations and written presentation. In addition, scholars will have externally-assessed work identified in the chosen pathway.


Future opportunities

On completion of the Level 3 Foundation Diploma you have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport the following year if you have a) achieved and b) attended well. Alternatively, you may like to consider a career or apprenticeship within the sport and leisure industry.

Scholars who have progressed onto the Extended Diploma use the course to gain entry to Higher Education; with many going into careers in teaching, coaching, sports therapy, sports analysis, fitness or nutrition.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET) directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2018
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    • Sutton Coldfield Campus provides a green and leafy environment for learners to study. The campus includes a state of the art library and learning resource centre, a performing arts theatre, an industry standard design studio as well as laboratory and sports facilities. There are ample parking spaces on site and great transportation links - both bus and train - just 15 minutes from Birmingham City Centre.