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    Football and Education

    Football and Education | Level 3 | P11917

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    How to study

    Full Time

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024



    1 Year



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This course focuses on developing your theoretical and practical knowledge of anatomy, lifestyle, fitness, sports leadership and practical sport. Alongside the course, you will represent the College and Burton Albion Community Trust within the EFL Trust National League. You will get the chance to train and play on Burton Albion Community Trust’s state of the art 3G pitch.

      The course combines practical and theory based approaches to increase an athlete’s performance on the field, and increase their knowledge of the wider sporting industry. 

      You will also have the opportunity to take part in activities and visits linked to the College’s partner organisations, including Burton Albion Community Trust and St. George’s Park. In addition, you may have the chance to achieve the FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football (performance related). 

      As part of your programme, you will participate in a number of varied enrichment activities, trips and visits. Real life environment assessments are a feature within the qualification. Learners have access to our gym facilities at Fleet Street Fitness. The space is used weekly for delivery, assessment and personal fitness development.

      As part of your study programme, you may be required to study English and maths if you have not achieved GCSE grade 4. 

      *Due to the competition structure, this course is only available for 16-19 year olds.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
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      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

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      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4 including either English or maths.

      (or) A level 2 subject specific qualification including a level 2 or equivalent in either English or maths.
      (or) An equivalent occupational experience including a level 2 or equivalent in either English or maths.

      All applicants will also be required to attend and complete a successful trial with Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT).

    • How will I be assessed?

      This is a new generation BTEC course that has exams in the 1st and 2nd year. You will also be assessed through reports, presentations and practical sessions.

    • What can I do next?

      After successful completion of this course, you can progress to university level courses (UK universities/USA scholarships) or employment in the industry in jobs such as sports coach, PE teacher, personal trainer, fitness instructor or nutritionist.  

    • DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service

      Due to the nature of this programme, it is assumed individuals will come into contact with children or vulnerable adults during their studies and within future employment. You will therefore be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check, known as a DBS. The DBS check will be completed during your programme enrolment and conducted under the strictest confidence. If the check comes back disclosing that criminal offences have been committed, the College will carry out a risk assessment to determine whether the offence disclosed may cause problems for you accessing the course and progressing into future employment. If this is the case, you will be advised about the implications and always offered advice and guidance. Not all offences are a risk, so the return of a DBS check may not impact on your choice. All DBS information is confidential and only those who need to know will be given the information.

    Apply now!
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