Basketball: Folkestone Basketball Academy

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What will you be working towards?

Code F2
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


There are two strands to this programme – improving as a player, and developing as a coach. Delivered in conjunction with Folkestone Saints Basketball Club and Shepway Sports Trust you will benefit from outstanding facilities, elite level coaching and a challenging fixture list.

This programme can run alongside your academic studies, occupying approximately 15 hours a week. You will work on core skills and game awareness. Playing the game develops concentration and selfdiscipline, improves motor skills and coordination, improves spatial awareness and enhances confidence.

The qualifications delivered within this programme provide coaching experience where participants plan, conduct and evaluate their own sessions. This in turn can present employment opportunities. This programme can work alongside up to three Level 3 courses.


Units (Mandatory)  

Level 1 1st4sport Award in Coaching Basketball  

Level 1 Award in Basketball Referee  

Level 1 Award in Basketball Table Official

How will it be delivered?


Observation,  portfolio & written examination  

Observation,  portfolio & written examination

Observation,  portfolio & written examination

Entry requirements

There will be 20 places in each year group awarded based on playing ability, but we also value attitude, commitment and integrity just as highly.

Your next steps...

On successful completion of this programme you may go off to university as a better player and more confident leader and continue to benefit from continued participation in sport. It is anticipated that the very best players may benefit from a progression route into the American collegiate system. Alternatively or additionally, you may further your coaching experience in a community coaching role.