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Football BTEC

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

Sports Coaching and Development

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a recognised qualification that will lead to further opportunities within the football world and further education in the UK and overseas.

The course we deliver is equivalent to three A levels.

Pursue your dreams

A Unique Opportunity to turn your skill into a career

Our BTEC programme is intended for post-16 learners planning to either progress directly into employment in sports coaching and development role or suited to those wishing to progress to higher education with sport. The two-year programme of study in Sports Coaching & Development delivers a qualification that is 1080 guided learning hours through a variety of units.
What next

Gain Access to the Following with this qualification:

  • Tuition from UEFA A and B Licensed Coaches
  • Excellent pastoral, academic and social support
  • Superb training facilities and partnership opportunities with Blackburn Rovers FC and on-site Manchester City FC Development Centre run by Moorland Head Coach
  • Opportunities to train and play semi-professional football
  • Opportunities for overseas trips and training camps
  • High success rates for course completion and progression onto university

Competitive Football

Our students also have access to many unrivalled opportunities, such as working with renowned coaches from Category 1 Academies who hold UEFA A & B licenses, as well as our growing portfolio of guest coaches appearing at the academy. Crucially, our students are monitored weekly by the scouting networks of Category 1 Clubs, such as Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City FC.

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What Does this Qualification Cover?

The areas of study on our course allow learners to develop their technical skills, underpinned by knowledge developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies. Combining this with our experienced coaching staff, it gives students an excellent opportunity to translate the skills and knowledge they learn to a career within the sports industry.

With a delivery that consists of a wide range of units, the course allows students to consider employment in varying areas such as coaching, working towards delivering a sport curriculum in schools or even running their own coaching company. This qualification also offers learners the opportunity to progress to further study and higher education being equivalent to three A-Levels.

Unit Number and TitleGLH
A: Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry (M)90
B: Health, Wellbeing and Sport (M)90
C1: Developing Coaching Skills (M)180
D1: Applied Coaching Skills (M)180
1: Sport Development (M)60
2: Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity (M)60
3: Sports Psychology (M)60
8: Fitness Testing60
10: Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport60
11: Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport60
12: Practical Sports Application60
E: Research Project in Sport (M) - To be delivered over two years120