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Level 2 BTEC Sport: Football and Education Scholarship at The Leeds United Foundation

Course description

The Level 2 Football and Education Programme is a specialist work related course built around the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport and builds knowledge of practical sports performance, training and personal fitness, running sports events and sport community volunteering. This course particularly suits those wanting to enter employment and/or further study in the sport and active leisure sector as you will gain valuable work experience, continue to study English and Maths and complete a Level 1 award in Football Coaching.

Alongside the academic aspect of the course, you will also become a player and a scholar with Leeds United Foundation and compete in the Foundation League against other football clubs and colleges. Upon successful completion of the course you will have the opportunity to progress on to the prestigious Level 3 Football and Education Programme. The Level 3 Programme provides an excellent platform for you to access higher education with the most common exit route being university study. 

Course content

The Level 2 Diploma in Sport consists of the following units:

  • Fitness for Sport & Exercise
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Carrying Out a Sports Related Project
  • The Mind & Sports Performance
  • The Sports Performer in Action
  • Training & Personal Fitness
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Performance
  • Designing Exercise Programmes
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • Running a Sports Event
  • The Sport & Active Leisure Industry
  • The Provision of Sport & Active Leisure
  • Sport Community Volunteering

Functional Skills English & Maths will also be delivered alongside your sports studies.

As part of the course, you will be required to complete work experience in a variety of sports settings as well as performing various roles within the organisation of sports events; this will include refereeing and officiating roles. This knowledge and experience will allow for further progression within seeking employment and/or further education options.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSE Grades at D


Most units are assessed through assignments which are submitted via the interactive learning platform in a variety of formats; these include written reports, posters, practical sports, demonstrations, group tasks, interviews, practical coaching, presentations, work experience, projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments. Two of the core units are assessed using an on screen test that will be completed under exam conditions.

Financial information

You will be eligible to apply for financial help through our funding provider. Bursary forms and travel pass forms will be provided when you register on the course.

Kit cost will approximately be between £150- £200.

Future opportunities

The BTEC qualifications in Sport have been developed to meet employer needs in the sport and active leisure sector and to give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in this sector or to progress to further education. In particular this course prepares students for the Btec Level 3 Education and Football Programme as well as employment in the sport and active leisure industry.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 January 2018
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