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Sport (Performance and Excellence) BTEC L3 Dip SUFC Football Dev Centre A United Future pathway
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Sport & Fitness 
Course Code:
HFNSU1 
 
Entry Requirements
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.
 
 

Sport (Performance and Excellence) BTEC L3 Dip SUFC Football Dev Centre A United Future pathway

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.


Key Units

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:

  • Anatomy and physiology in sport
  • Fitness testing
  • Training and programming
  • Practical sport
  • Safe and effective sport coaching
  • Sport leadership
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sport psychology
  • Tactical and technical sport skills
You will study for English and maths qualifications if you do not already hold a minimum GCSE grade C. Additional short courses may be available to enhance your employability such as FA Level 1 coaching award and FA youth module.

You will spend around 10 hours a week in coaching with SUFC. This includes work on motion analysis, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning. You will also compete in fixtures for the college in the British Colleges League.

In addition to classroom based lessons and coaching you will be required to study independently to complete course work assignments.



Entry Requirements

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.


Assessment

Practical Assessment and Coursework.


Where does this Lead

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.


Tell Me More

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.


Qualification Title:
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma Sport (Performance and Excellence) which is accepted for entry to higher education courses and carries UCAS tariff points equivalent to 2 A levels.

There can be the opportunity, for some students, to study for additional units to gain an Edexcel BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma which carries UCAS tariff points equivalent to 3 A levels.


Extra Costs

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.