This course enables elite sport performers to access a sport specific development programme alongside a high quality education programme. This unique opportunity has been created through the launch of an exciting new city wide partnership that utilises the strengths of The Sheffield College, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
This vocational course will develop your knowledge and skills to enable you to work within the elite sports industry or broader sport and active leisure sector. You will be supported to improve your performance with opportunities to perform at the highest levels of local, regional and national competition. A bespoke timetable will enable all athletes to access; a daily elite training programme, access to the College fitness centre and sporting facilities, and a core academic study programme.
Diploma Year 1 topics may include:
For the Diploma - 4 GCSEs at A*-C grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language. For the Extended Diploma 5 GCSEs at A*-C grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language.
The BTEC course is continually assessed, there are no formal exams. Assessment methods include written assignments, presentations, observations of practical tasks, group or individual projects and practical tasks.
Successful completion of this course, good attendance and punctuality along with tutor recommendation can lead to an undergraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) or a foundation degree at The Sheffield College (with top up option in year 3 at SHU).
Will the course suit me?
You should be performing at a sufficiently high standard within you chosen sport (you may be required to trial if you are not currently performing at such a level in your chosen sport). You will need to have good time management skills in order to manage coursework and assignment deadlines.
You will be expected to buy specific clothing for your course at a cost of £150.00. You will need to bring appropriate kit for indoor and outdoor activities.
You will also be expected to contribute £50.00 towards the cost of trips and any residential visits. You may be entitled to help with the cost of clothing, kit, trips and visits and anything else you need to buy for your course from the college’s Learner Support Fund.