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BTEC L3 SPORT WITH FOOTBALL at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

Course description

  • Combine a qualification equivalent to 3 A Levels with high level football coaching and matches in a competitive league.
  • Work alongside a semi-professional football club, offering an experienced team of coaching and support staff.
  • Study a broad sport programme in order to gain a Level 3 qualification.
  • Develop academic knowledge of physiological, psychological and practical sport.
  • Develop technical and tactical performance in football alongside players of a similar standard.

Course content


  • Equivalent to 3 A Levels
  • 12 hours a week study in school plus mandatory independent learning hours
  • Units include:

Mandatory – Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness Training & Programming, Sports Leadership, Practical Sports Performance

Optional -  Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology, Performance Analysis, Research Project.

  • 4 x examination units, 10 x coursework units.

All units graded Pass, Merit, Distinction.

Entry requirements

You will be expected to attend a football trial with Alvechurch FC and attend an interview at STACS in order to be accepted onto the course. It is desirable to have a Grade 4 in Maths and English; without these you may miss out on some football to support re-sits.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September