Football Academy BTEC National Extended Diploma Level 3

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
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What will you be working towards?

Code FA_Pearson
Qualification Type National Extended Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This programme is equivalent to 3 A Levels and provides direct access to university. Learners do not have to continue to study sport after this course, they are open to choose different university pathways. Learners cover a variety of different topics, which include: Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise & Physiology, Sports Coaching, Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise, Sports Nutrition, Psychology for Sports Performance and Sociology of Sport. 


Skills gained will provide a broad introduction to the Sports Sector.  Students will gain a deeper understanding of Anatomy and Physiology. The curriculum is further enhanced with opportunities to undertake work experience. Previous students have taken the opportunity to engage in work placements in sport and leisure industry environments including gyms, leisure centres and local sports clubs. Trips to university campuses and professional football clubs including Chelsea FC have also taken place to provide students with an insight into sport science and its role in elite sport

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is by a combination of coursework and external assessment.

Entry requirements

2 Year Course – Normally 5 GCSE grades in the range of 9-4, as well as Maths and English GCSE Grade 4 minimum. A  Merit grade in a Level 2 Sports course also meets the criteria.  Although not essential, applicants are expected to be playing at a good level of competitive football and representing a club. Trials are part of the application process. 

Successful candidates are required to purchase the Football Kit to be worn as uniform.  

Football Trials will take place Margate Football Club 

 Thursday 18th February 2021, 10-12 am at Margate Football Club

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Your next steps...

The course leads to a variety of opportunities including Higher Education courses in Sport and related subjects or into employment areas such as coaching and health and fitness.