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Sport with Chelsea Futsal Academy VTCT Extended Diploma at St Joseph's College

Course description

This unique and exclusive course develops your skills through both theory and practical sessions. Students benefit from the College’s outstanding quality of teaching and academic support alongside excellent sporting facilities and the highest quality coaching from Chelsea FC. The VTCT Extended Diploma in Sport has been developed in order to give you a solid foundation within sports science, enabling you to develop essential study skills. This qualification includes many transferable skills, which play an essential role in developing personal effectiveness for further study and working life. Key skills provide a basis for continual learning and these will aid you in facing the inevitable series of choices in work, education and training throughout your life. The development of such skills will prove invaluable in assisting progress to higher education, further qualifications and/or the enhancement of employment opportunities. You will find the course an excellent platform from which to launch a career into diverse pathways such as: Sports Therapy, Sports Coaching, Health and Fitness Industry, Outdoor Education, Performance Analysis, Health / Lifestyle Management, Recreation Management, Sports Development & Teaching and Lecturing. Alongside studies, students will also complete FA Football and Futsal Coaching and refereeing certificates whilst training weekly with professional coaches. Students will also represent Chelsea Futsal Academy, competing against other professional Futsal teams in the prestigious National Futsal League.

Course content

The VTCT Extended Diploma in Sport is a full time two year course and carries the same UCAS points as 3 A- levels. Learners will develop the core specialist knowledge required by the sector by achieving the 18 mandatory units.

Mandatory units include analysing sports performance, anatomy and physiology, business in sport, health screening and fitness testing, lifestyle factors, nutrition for sport, physiology of fitness, risk assessment in sport, sport in society, sports leadership, sports psychology, coaching in sport, individual sports, injuries in sport, instructing physical activity, officiating in sport and organising sports events.

Entry requirements

  • 5+ in a minimum of 5 GCSE subjects (equivalent Grade 5 for Maths and English)
  • 5+ desirable in Physical Education


  • External assessment (9 short online exams).
  • Coursework generated through a range of activities including written reports, practical work, poster presentations, leaflet design, observation and oral assessment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's College directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years