Course Details

School Leavers 16+ Study Programmes – Sport

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport (Football)

We honour the importance of a realistic balance between the focus on both your educational development and industry experience. Your studies will equip you for a possible business career and provide you with the potential to apply to a range of Universities.


2 years

Entry Requirements
To be considered for this course, as a minimum you will need 5 GCSE’s, or equivalent at C grade and above. Preferably this will include English and Maths, although pathways are available to those that just miss out on a C Grade in these core subjects.

Recognised qualifications

  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) – worth up to 3 A Levels, and will facilitate an entrance into University.
  • 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
A BTEC National Extended Diploma is traditionally made up of a series of units, including:

During the course you will cover the following subjects:

Year 1

  • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Training for Sport & Exercise
  • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Analysis of Sports Performance
  • Technical & Tactical Skills in Sport
  • The Athlete’s Lifestyle

Year 2

  • Sports Coaching
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Practical Team Sport
  • Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise
  • Talent Identification & Development in Sport
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • Rules, Regulations & Officiating in Sport
  • Sport as a Business

Where you can study

You can study this course at the following locations:
Click on the Location Map to find out more about that course provider.

Oxfordshire Football Development (OFD)
Lewes FC
OFD Soccer – Oxford
Aldershot Town FC
Dorking FC
Pick up Academy – London
Football Futures – Carlisle
Pro Football Academies UK
The Football College – Manchester
AFC Sudbury
Tokyngton FC
Haverhill Rovers FC
Orange Soccer Academy
Onside Sports Coaching
Tranmere Rovers FC
AFC Fylde
Tamworth FC
Soccerchance Academy
Oxhey Jets FC
Lee Hendrie Academy
Halesowen Town
Global Premier Soccer – Reading
Eastwood CFC
New Revolution Sports
Steve Claridge Foundation – Salisbury
Steve Claridge Foundation – Warsash
Inspire Suffolk
Greenwich Borough FC
Ware FC C.A.S.E
The Football College – Bury FC
Cheltenham Town FC
Boston United Sports College
Stevenage FC – Cheshunt
Stevenage FC
Profesional Football Academy
Millwall FC
Cinderford Town FC
Hereford United ITC
Deano’s Soccer Academy – Lincoln
Eastleigh FC
Dynamic Football Academy – Hackney
Crystal Palace Foundation – Beckenham
Danson FC Academy
FBT Academy Chesterfield
Braintree Town FC
AFDA Football – Whetstone
Forest Sports Education
Wembley FC
Northampton Town FC
10Football Academy


Start Date
September 2017

Course Type

Course Duration
2 Years

Various - see map

BTEC Level 3 National in Sport

16-18 Free

Entry Requirements
5 GCSE’s A*– C

Course progression
Access to higher education, including University, and Higher Apprenticeships.

Career Opportunities
Anything within the sport and leisure industry, including professional sportsperson, sports coach, centre management.  

Further Information
Course enquiry line
01753 362248

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