This Sport (Performance and Excellence) BTEC Level 3 Diploma runs in partnership with Sheffield United FC. It offers talented young football players the opportunity to study whilst actively participating in an elite football development programme.
This partnership programme unites a team of experienced education professionals at The Sheffield College with elite academy coaches from Sheffield United FC Academy. You will be supported to improve your performance levels with opportunities to potentially gain a professional playing contract.
The BTEC Level 3 Diploma is made up of 12 study units:
4 GCSEs at A*-C grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language.
Successfully complete SUFC football trial.
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required and will be carried out at the start of the course.
Practical Assessment and Coursework.
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.
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. £190 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.