GET ACTIVE ACADEMY
ABOUT THE ACADEMY
Get Active Academy is based out of Wantage F.C in Oxon and is brand new for September 2018. The vision of academy manager Shaun Grant is to inspire young people "through fun and education" and provide a platform for learners with a passion for sports to gain qualifications that will enable them to progress into careers within the sports industry, or, if desired, onto Higher Education programmes at University.
The timetable for the course is 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday) where learners will study AND train.
Learners will study towards the Level 3 BTEC extended diploma in sport, this course is equivalent to the UCAS points of three A-levels therefore allowing learners to progress onto University courses such as Physical Education teaching, sport development, physiotherapy, sport exercise science, sport coaching and sports journalism, amongst others. Learners can also progress onto obtaining additional qualifications, including the FA Level 1 coaching award.
Professional training, coaching and competitive matches against other academies in the English Colleges Football Association League ("ECFA") are also built into the weekly course timetable. These will be overseen by highly qualified FA and UEFA accredited coaches who have extensive industry experience and will be able to enhance learners footballing ability through specialised fitness and development sessions.
Work experience and guest speakers will also be offered to all learners in order to maximise their time at the academy, including Olympic Gold Medalist Darren Campbell offering tips to learners from the perspective of an elite athlete. Work experience will be offered in the form of coaching in the local community in schools with Get Active coaches as this is enriching practical experience for learners and will enhance experience upon completion of the experience.
COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
4 experience at Grade 4 or above (4-9). If these do not include Maths and English then it is an Academy requirement that learners carry out additional study with Onside to pass the Level 2 Functional Skills exams or undertake experience re-sits in both subjects.
• Higher Education experience
• US Football Scholarships
• Physical Education teacher
• Sports physiotherapist
• Sports Coach
• Sports Journalist
Trial days for enrolment at Get Active Academy for the 2018-19 are taking place NOW, to express an interest and ensure you don't miss out on joining the academy contact Academy manager SHAUN GRANT on 07872 823 967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org