The Sport (Performance and Excellence) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma - Sheffield College Football Academy pathway provides learners with a vocational sport course that will develop the knowledge and skills to work within the football industry or broader sport and active leisure sector. You will be supported to improve your performance level with opportunities to trial for international scholarships via Collegiate soccer USA.
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is made up of 18 study units.
5 GCSEs at A*-C grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language. A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required and will be carried out at the start of the course.
BTEC Level 3 Sport courses are assessed mostly by course work and practical assessments however there will also be some exams.
Your next step could be into a professional playing contract or into employment in the sport, health and fitness industries or to higher education. Successful students may progress to one of our Sport Foundation Degrees or other university/higher education courses such as physical education, teaching, leisure and recreation management, events management, sports development and coaching.
Staff and Facilities:
You will learn from highly qualified, expert staff with a range of academic and sport work related backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong connections to the city's professional sports clubs including, Sheffield FC, SUFC, SWFC, Sheffield Eagles, Sheffield Sharks and Sheffield Steeldogs. The excellent facilities for our sport students include a fully equipped fitness suite, sports hall, gym, 3G outdoor pitches and sports science laboratories.
Will the course suit me?
You should have a keen interest in sport and a high level of fitness, as well as being a talented football player. You will need to have good time management skills in order to manage training, coursework and assignment deadlines.
You are expected to buy a training kit at a cost of approx. £100 and will be expected to contribute towards the cost of any trips and visits and to pay for your DBS check. You may be entitled to help with this from the college’s Learner Support Fund.