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Sport Studies Development Centres (Football, Rugby, Basketball) Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Sports Studies

Level: 3

Start Date: 11 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 Years


Level 3

Who is it for

If you're looking to develop your sport skills and playing ability for a future career or coaching role in either football, rugby or basketball, then this course is the one for you! Broadly equivalent to three A Levels, this nationally recognised qualification will provide you with the essential knowledge, understanding and skills needed to
prepare for employment within the wide ranging sports industry, whilst at
the same time developing skills in your chosen sport. You'll have the opportunity
to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for
successful performance in working life, whether you're looking to go straight into
employment and take your first steps on the career ladder, or progress onto higher
study at University level.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above and must include English and maths or a relevant level 2 qualification.

What is covered

The Development Centre is a two–yearprogramme including top class coaching
from a team of qualified coaches as well as the opportunity to gain a level 3
qualification in sport studies.

As part of the programme you will be participating in weekly games in the Association of Colleges league, regional tournaments and National Cup competitions and in addition you'll also coach young children and gain an appropriate coaching qualification.

Topics covered on the course will include: principles of anatomy and physiology in sport, fitness training and programming, coaching, sports injuries and sports massage. You may also have the opportunity to study for additional qualifications such as the YMCA Level 2 Gym Instructor or 1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Strength & Conditioning.

What can this course lead to

The course includes a broad range of elements, and will give you the choice
to study other sports areas at university such as sports coaching or sports
development. The skills you'll develop on this course open up a wide range of career opportunities in sport such as health and fitness, high level sports coaching, sports research or sports therapy.

The Development Centre is expertly managed by a team of highly qualified
professionals and will provide you with visible pathways into professional
and semi–professional football, rugby, basketball or coaching.

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