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Askham Bryan College

Sport - Level 3- Leeds United FC Education Course

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR

National Diploma (BTEC)
Level 3
Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Course Summary

Turn your passion for football into a career with this unique course, in partnership with Leeds United FC. You’ll train and play football alongside studying for an NCFE sports coaching diploma under the guidance of our UEFA-qualified team and support from guest coaches.

Course Details

During the course you will study areas such as:

Sports Coaching

Sports Injuries



Fitness Testing

Fitness Programming

Performance Analysis

Anatomy & Physiology

Ethics and Values

Sport Development

Work Experience directly linked to the vocational qualification

You will have the opportunity to work towards Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How will it be delivered?

Assessment: Written Assignments, workplace evidence, course work, practical assessments. You will be required to complete 30 hours of work placement with a relevant industry-related business.

You can either seek a placement and work with our Work Placement Advisers who can sign off on your provided placement or a placement can be assigned to you by our Careers and Employability Team.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 (old GCSE grade C) or above, to include 2 from English, Maths or Science with at least a grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English, Maths and Science at Level 2.

Cost for students aged Under 19

Equipment required

So you are prepared as you can be for this course, a quick reminder about PPE (personal protective equipment) required. For the practical work, you will need sports clothing, football boots and shin pads. The course leader will inform you about course trips and costs. For classroom lessons, standard stationery for notes and USB stick are required.

Your next steps...

When you have completed the course you will gain an NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching) which is accepted by universities, particularly in areas of Sports Coaching, Sport and Exercise Science, and Sports Studies.

The qualifications and experience gain through the course will also allow learners to progress straight into vocational working environments within Sport, Leisure and Fitness or aspects such as apprenticeships or direct employment.

Progression and Development Sessions

All students enrolled on a Level 2 or Level 3 course will be required to attend Progression and Development sessions every week. These sessions will cover a wide range of topics from careers and employability, British Values and equality and diversity to essential life skills such as mental health and wellbeing, drugs and alcohol and personal safety.

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