Sport (Optional Entry to Football Academy) — BTEC Level 2

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Course information

This is a one year course for 16-18s, which is designed to equip students with the skills essential for a career in the Leisure Industry or academic progression. You will develop a wide range of skills in your chosen subject area as well as gaining qualifications in English, maths and ICT. You will be assessed for your English and Maths and work at the level that’s right for you.
If you are a talented footballer and are interested in being invited to attend trials for the Football Academy, you will have the option to join our growing Football Academy.
Students will undertake a programme which includes practical subjects such as:
• Athletics
• Handball
• Football
• Badminton
The course also includes theoretical subjects including:
• Anatomy
• Physiology
• Skills in Sport
• The Sporting Environment
• Health & Safety & Prevention of Injury in Sport
• Sports Leadership & Community Sports Leaders Award
The course will also include tutorials. The certificate is achieved through continual assessment of the units via practical and theoretical assignments which are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. It will also include Practical sessions will take place in the Learning Exchange and some specialist facilities and make up approximately 30% of the course.


• BTEC Level 2 in Sport
• Award in Community Sports Leadership
• Level 2 Certificate in Volunteering

This course leads to...

This course has suitable to progression to:
• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
• Other relevant Level 3 courses (such as Sports Therapy Level 3).

Entry Requirements

• You must be aged 16-18
• Have 3 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English.
• You will also need maths at Entry Level 3 (GCSE F-G standard).
• All applicants will need to complete a satisfactory initial assessment and interview.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 157440

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £15,736 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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