SPORT DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
TWO-YEAR FOOTBALL AND EDUCATION COURSE FOR 16-18 YEAR OLDS RECRUITING NOW FOR THE 2017/18 SEASON!
WHAT IS THE PROGRAMME OF STUDY?
The qualification offered is the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport. This qualification is designed to allow students to learn about various aspects of sport in depth, which will then facilitate progression into the sports, health and fitness industry, and open pathways such as advancing on to higher education courses at University if desired. Learner progress will be regularly monitored to ensure all students are on track to achieve their goals and targets.
HOW IS THE COURSE DELIVERED?
The academy combines both education and professional training to create a 5-day weekly (Monday-Friday) timetable that is active and engaging and which will further learners educational, playing and social development. The academy facilities are first-class, boasting of a recently refurbished gym to include functional and cardio spaces for training (strength & conditioning), a library, indoor activity hall and both 3G and grass pitches. There will 6-8 hours per week of coaching delivered by highly qualified FA and UEFA A and B accredited coaches, followed by regular opportunity to play competitively and represent the SD Academy in the English Colleges Football Association League ("ECFA").
For learners who do not hold a Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths and English, it is an Academy requirement that they carry out additional study to pass the Level 2 Functional Skills exams or GCSE re-sits in both, one-to-one tutorial support is available and every opportunity is provided to ensure learners achieve this.
Support is also given throughout the course to learners in pursuit of application to Higher Education/University, employment or progression towards playing Football professionally.
OPPORTUNITIES & FUTURE CAREERS
During their time at the academy learners will have opportunities to work towards further qualifications with Onside in the following areas:
FA/1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football (including Emergency Aid and Safeguarding qualifications)
FA/1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
NVQ Level 2 Activity Leadership
NVQ Level 3 Sports Development
On completion of their time at the academy learners will have the opportunity to progress into a variety of careers within the sports, health and fitness industry such as elite level sports coaches, personal trainers, sports managers, physical education teachers, sports scouts, physiotherapists and many more!
If you would like further information on the Sport Development Academy or about enroling as a learner there for September 2018 then get in touch with Academy Manager Tyrone Alleyne- T: 07961 839 653 E: firstname.lastname@example.org OR fill out the form located at the bottom of the page.