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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport at Leicester Riders Basketball and LCFC Community Trust BTEC Education Academy

Course description

The Leicester Riders Foundation and LCFC Community Trust (LRF&LCFCCT) have formed an exciting new education partnership, which will offer BTEC Sports courses to 16-18 year olds.

The programme will combine classroom based education alongside daily Futsal and/or Basketball training. The course is a two year full time course and will include the BTEC programme of study, class and individual tutorials, work experience/employability, NGB coaching badges, math and English resit (if students do not pass these at school) and practical training/competition in basketball and futsal

Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport   (Equivalent of 3 A-Levels)

Course content

Units of study: Principals of Anatomy and Physiology The Physiology of Fitness Assessing Risk in Sport Fitness Training and Programming Sports Nutrition Sports Coaching Current Issues in Sport Exercise, Health and Lifestyle Psychology for Sports Performance Sports Injuries Talent ID and Development Analysis of Sports Performance Work Experience in Sport Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport Athlete's Lifestyle


Class and Individual Tutorials

Employability and Work Experience

NGB Coaching Badges (paid for)

Access to driving lessons (17+ years)

Practical coaching sessions (delivered by pro basketballers/LRF coaching staff and LCFC coaching staff)

Access to our onsite state of the art gym facility

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements: Minimum 4 GCSE’s 4-9 (4 or above in Maths & English Desirable)


The BTEC Level 3 will be assessed using a variety of assessment methods which accomodate all learning styles. These include:

Written Assignments




Practical Assessments/Observations


Financial information

All further education courses we offer are fully funded for 16-18 year olds. There may be a small fee for training kit, which bursarys are available for. This information will be provided at our upcoming open days.

Future opportunities

Our aim is to create a long term education/employment pathway for all students from the age of 16 right up into adulthood. We will have opportunities available for students on completion of their BTEC to undertake a sports coaching apprenticeship with us where they will obtain an NVQ Level 3 in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport as well as employment opportunities within both The Leicester Riders Foundation and LCFC Community Trust. Both of whom are heavily involved with coaching in schools, colleges, universities and the local communities in and around Leicester. There will also be opportunities to continue in education with LRF&LCFCCT and complete a BSc Degree in Sport Development and Coaching. As well as the above, students can also gain enough UCAS points to go to University to study a sport related degree, go into general employment/apprenticeship or the Armed Forces.

Further information

Students who enrol onto this course will also benefit from receiving Leicester Riders Game Night experience/work. To work alongside professional basketball players and LCFC futsal coaches. 

LRF&LCFCCT would aim to take students on a residential trip each year. 

Students would also be involved in excursions and end of term trips/awards.

Please note that should you not obtain the required gcse math and English results, you will be given the oppportunity to resit these throughout the course.


Thursday 25th April at 11am 

Friday 31st May at 11am

Thursday 11th July at 11am


All at the Morningside Arena, Charter Street, LE1 3UD

To book on our open day please email or call/text us on 07494056556

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: 06 March 2019
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