Level 3 Sport (Football Academy) Study Programme

Course code: SFAS109P

Subject area: Sport

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 1st Jul 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555585

This course is run in partnership with Oxfordshire Football Development (OFD) and will give you the fundamental skills needed to progress and gain a career within the realm of sport, particularly within the football industry. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a full-time vocational qualification that is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

On this course you will learn about a wide range of topics of the sporting industry from the human anatomy, to fitness training and testing, to how sport is changing around us in sports development. You will be completing the course in both theory and practical lessons where you will be completing assignments that are reflective of both environments.

Fundamental aspects of the course include working with members of the group and developing a wider aspect of the sports industry and how to conduct yourself as a professional. Coaching and fitness are key elements of the course and this is continually reinforced throughout the course.
The course is made up of 10 units that range from understanding and developing knowledge of the body to completing physical fitness tests and 6 week training programmes. The course offers a breadth of knowledge and information surrounding the realm of sport and as learners, you will be tasked with completing different forms of assessment to show your understanding in each unit.

Each unit consists of around 5 assignment (depending on unit size) and the grading system is from Pass to Merit to Distinction.

On the course you will be tasked with developing your coaching abilities by planning and delivering lessons, as well as working with individuals to complete a 6 week training programme and a training diary to reflect your progress. Elements of the course will focus on sports development and how sport is changing around us with barriers to sport and initiatives to develop and promote sports.
You will also take part in football training with OFD 4 days per week at Abingdon United Football ground in Northcourt Road, Abingdon, with matches on Wednesdays. Full attendance at both the college lessons and the football training sessions are mandatory for this course.

This course not only prepares you for the football industry, but gives you first-hand experiences of a range of sports.

The units you will study over the duration of the course:

Year 1:
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
• Professional Development in the Sports Industry
• Sports Leadership
• Application of Fitness Testing
• Practical Sports Performance
• Sport Psychology

Year 2:
• Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
• Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry
• Skill Acquisition in Sport
• Principles and Practices for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
• Coaching for Performance
• Research Methods in Sport
• Technical and TacticalDemands of Sport
• Sport Injury Management
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching, Fitness and Development provides a natural route into higher education for courses such as Foundation Degrees and Honors Degrees in sport related disciplines.
Joining this study programme is subject to a satisfactory interview and the following achievements:
At least 5 x GCSE grade 4/C or above including either English or maths, or at least achievement of a merit at a full Level 2 qualification and GCSE grade 4/C or above in English or maths. There be a charge from OFD for kit, and further information will be provided concerning this.
There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £55.00

Total Cost: £55.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £7,395.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £55.00

Total Cost: £7,450.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £55.00

Total Cost: £55.00

Year 1:
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport
Year 2:
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
You will be assessed through a variety of methods including written assessments, presentations, practical performances, booklets and exams.
You will develop the following skills:

• Develop your football technique and tactical understanding
• Develop your understanding of key anatomical structures and functions
• Learn how to develop training programmes for specific groups
• Develop your confidence
• Understand how to apply your skills to areas of the industry
• Improve your knowledge and understanding within sport
• Gain valuable team working and communication skills.