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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at NPL Football Academy (Halesowen Town FC)

Course description

If you want to pursue a career in coaching, teaching or sports therapy or are planning to progress on to a higher education sports-related course, this course is ideal for you. You will gain an in-depth understanding of sports development, coaching and fitness and will have the opportunity to obtain additional complementary first aid, coaching and sports leaders qualifications.

Course content

You will study:
- Sports development
- Sports coaching
- Psychology for sports performance
- Profiling sports performance
- Principles of anatomy and physiology
- The physiology of fitness
- Practical team sport
- Rules, regulations and officiating
- Sports nutrition
- Sport as a business
- Assessing risk in sport
- Sports injuries
- Leadership in sport and analysis of sports performance

You will also complete an additional five specialist units to gain the full qualification.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A-C, including Maths and English, or a BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) with a Merit grade.

Assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including assignments and practical activities.

Future opportunities

On completion of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport you can progress onto a sports related degree or another appropriate higher education course. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

This course can lead to work in a leisure centre or a gym, or in sports coaching and teaching. In addition, it could provide entry into business and management within the leisure industry. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NPL Football Academy (Halesowen Town FC) directly.

Last updated date: 17 July 2015
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    • According to the club's records Halesowen have played at The Grove ever since their formation in 1873. The ground was originally a cricket pitch and was therefore a three sided stadium. In the 1930s a small wooden stand was constructed along the perimeter of the James Grove Button Factory (now housing).
      During the 1950s the Old Hawne Lane end was constructed along with changing rooms, built on the site of former tennis courts. During this time sides had to change in the Waggon and Horses public house on Stourbridge Road.
      In the 1980s three sided ground was converted to four with the addition of the uncovered terracing along the Recreation Park side of the ground. In 1987 the 420 seater Harry Rudge Stand was completed on the site of the 1930s vintage wooden cover, whilst at the same time the rest of the ground received a face lift. The stand was extended in 1998 and again in 2000.
      The floodlights which the club won in 1983 lasted until 2001 when a new set were installed and officially inaugurated at a friendly against Wolverhampton Wanderers.