Students will have a range of courses (routes) to select from, studying either a Level 2 Diploma, BTEC Sport Level 3 or an Extended Diploma. This decision will be based on academic ability and GCSE results. Studying Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness is an integral part of their provision.

Route 1:

1st 4 Sport Level 2 Diploma in Supporting School Sport and PE

Route 2:

BTEC Sport L3

National Diploma Foundation in Sport

(1½ A Levels Equivalent) 7 Units

Entry Requirements: 5 A*-C including English

Route 3:

BTEC Sport L3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity and Development

(3 A Levels Equivalent) 15 Units

Entry Requirements: 5 A*-C including English and Biology

All course routes include:

FA Level 1 Coaching Badge                            
FA Level 2 Coaching Badge
Level 3 Community Sports Leader Award      
FA Basic Referees Course
FA Emergency Aid                                           
FA Child Protection
Coaching Experience                                      
Football Training/ Competitive Football

Further information on the three pathways will be available at the follow up evening which will take place in January.

Theoretical understanding of anatomy, physiology, sociology and culture will be taught. 

The emphasis will be on practical lessons wherever possible to fit in with learners’ strengths.

All academic work will be delivered by academy staff in the School environment to allow continuity between football and academic studying. Large emphasis will be placed on professional standards and behaviour being maintained at all times.

Simple procedures will be used to ensure players act to these expectations during their time at the college.