College Level Education

Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Sport (Football)
Our programmes act as a foundation for you to further your career plans. Many of our former students go on to find professional work whilst others choose to apply for apprenticeships or higher education.

With this programme on your CV, nothing is impossible.

It may sound daunting or far from reality at the beginning but at the end of your qualification we will have readily prepared you for the world of work or further education.

Whether it’s advice on your career path, applying for apprenticeships or starting your own business, we can help.

If you didn’t already, by the time you are finished, you will have the desire to grab every opportunity available to you.

Your future employability is very important to us at the Football Club and so a variety of voluntary and paid opportunities will be made available to our football scholars to enable them to gain valuable work experience to enhance your CV. Possible opportunities include coaching, match analysis, media and more.

  • 1 year

Entry Requirements
  • To be considered for this course, you will need 4 GCSE’s at A*‐ G

Recognised Qualifications
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Sport – worth up to 3 GCSE’s, and will      facilitate entrance to Level 3 study or progression to employment.
  • GCSE English and/or Maths ‐ For those who just miss out on a C grade in English and/or Mathematics, we provide tuition to retake these all important qualifications. Essential for those that want to move on to University.
  • Functional skills level 2 in English and/or Maths – For those that missed out on GCSE English and/or Mathematics, functional skills may be the best route for progression.
The Curriculum
  • The NQF Level 2 BTEC Firsts in Sport is traditionally made up of a series of units. During the course you will cover the following subjects:
  • Fitness for Sport & Exercise
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • The Mind & Sports Performance
  • The Sports Performer in Action
  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Anatomy & physiology for Sports Performance
  • Promotion & Sponsorship in Sport
  • Profiling Sports Performance
Teaching Methods
  • Students develop their skills through theory and practical sessions, group and personal tutorials. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma programme will be made up of 50% classroom-based sessions and 50% practical sessions.

  • Students will put together a portfolio of evidence for the eighteen units of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. This will be assessed internally and verified externally. Evidence will consist of a combination of assignments, reports, poster presentations, formal observations and practical assessments.

Qualification Gained
  • On successful completion of 1 Year students will be able to progress onto the L3 Sport programme.