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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) - Futsal at HCT's Education Academy

Course description

If you have a passion for playing sport, a desire to know and understand more about sports performance, and are considering a career in the sports industry, you may be suitable for a place in the Huddersfield Community Trust Education Academy.

You will learn about elite performance, organisation and development of sport; key principles of sports science, nutrition and psychology; and have plenty of opportunities to take part in practical sport and assess your own performance. You will train with top professional coaches for your chosen sport, and get the chance to represent Huddersfield Town in Futsal, competing against other professional Futsal teams in a national league.

Course content

The course in made up of 18 units and looks at a variety of different areas of sport including:

  • Coaching in sport and assessing sports performance
  • Fitness principles including fitness tests and designing training programmes.
  • Injuries within sport and sports massage
  • Sports psychology and nutrition
  • Sports business and event organisation
  • Sports development and issues in sport

The course is delivered in a practical manner with assessments ranging from written reports, portfolios and posters to verbal assessments, presentations and practical assessment.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE's at grade C or above, to include English Language and Mathematics.


All units are assessed via assignments. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded which has UCAS equivalency and is recognised by universities in the UK when establishing their entry requirements for higher education.

Future opportunities

A foundation degree or degree in a sport related subject, including sports coaching, sports development, sport science or, with the right grades physiotherapy or podiatry.

Careers in sport are as varied as sports themselves and may include, professional coaching, working in sports development, personal training and fitness instruction, sports rehabilitation and injuries, sports nutritionist, strength and conditioning coaches, teachers, lecturers and sports business management.

Further information

Contact the Education Academy on 01484 484 155 or e-mail for info.


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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact HCT's Education Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
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  • Number of planned places: 25

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    • The Education Academy based at The Zone HCT are offering individuals aged 16 to 18 years old, both male and female, the opportunity to gain a BTEC Level 1, 2 or 3 by joining the Football League Trust Education and Futsal Programme or a BTEC National in Dance.

      The Zone HCT (Huddersfield Community Trust) is a lesiure facility adjacent to the John Smith's Stadium, home of Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Giants.