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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) - Football

Highlights Include

  • Football specific training at an advanced level
  • Compete in AOC league and cup competitions
  • Specialised staff provide overlap between training and teaching
  • Career talks from professionals in the industry
  • Trips to sports industry companies
  • Use of fantastic facilities at Tattenhoe Sports Pavilion

Woman's Sport Academy now available


Duration: 21 Months Dates: 11/09/2017 - 21/06/2019 Full-Time: MON-FRI, 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16 - 18 N/A
19 - 23 £7395.00
24+ £7615.00
Overseas £7615.00
Location: Bletchley Campus

What does this course cover?

Topics will include:

Year 1

  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • The physiology of fitness
  • Assessing risk in sport
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Sport nutrition
  • Technical and tactical skills in sports
  • The athlete’s lifestyle
  • Practical team sports
  • Organising sports events


Year 2

  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Sports coaching
  • Analysis of sports performance
  • Rules, regulations and officiating in sport
  • Talent identification and development in sport
  • Current issues in sport
  • Exercise, health & lifestyle
  • Sports injuries
  • Profiling sports performance.

Who is this course for?

Do you have a keen interest in football? Is your goal to work within the football industry? Do you currently play to a high standard and want to develop your skills and ability while gaining further qualifications? Then this course is for you.

What can I do after this course?

After successful completion of this course you can:

  • Enter employment with the sport industry in roles including:

  • * Football coach
    *Professional/semi-professional football player
    *Various roles within the fitness industry
  • Progress onto the HND Health and Sport programme offered by MK College
  • Progress onto Higher Education/University.


Entry requirements

You must have a minimum of 5 GCSE's at grade A*(9)-C(4) including English and maths. You must also successfully pass a football trial.

Course detail

How much will I have to study each week?

You should be prepared to study for around 25 hours per week. Approximately 16 hours will be taught sessions at college, the rest will be homework and assessments.

You can expect to be in college 5 days per week and classes will normally be between 9am and 6pm. You can expect some classes to take place in the evening.

You will also be expected to attend all training sessions and fixtures. These will be timetabled around your classes to ensure there are no lessons missed.

Do I need to purchase anything?

First year learners and those requiring a new training kit will be charged £250 at the start of their study programme. This fee will include:

  • Bag
  • Socks
  • Shorts
  • Training t shirt
  • Polo
  • Smock training top
  • Hoodie or ¾ quarter zip top
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • Full Gym Membership (worth over £200)
  • Contribution towards match subsidies
  • Contribution towards transport (matches and training)

Learners who do not require a new training kit package will be charged £50 at the start of their programme. This fee will include:

  • Full Gym Membership
  • Contribution towards match subsidies
  • Contribution towards transport (matches and training)

Learners who are unable to meet the fees are able to apply for a bursary to support with fees, please email judith.mercer@mkcollege.ac.uk

Learners also have the opportunity to apply for L2 Sports Studies and L3 BTEC Sport Science: Gateway to HE. These courses do not carry any fees.

How will I be assessed?

You will be continually assessed throughout the course using a variety of assessment methods including written assessments, worksheets, practical and presentations.

Some assessments will be completed whilst on trips. There will also be performance monitoring during training and fixtures that will determine the position played.

How will my progress be monitored?

Your progress is monitored through regular one to one tutorials and monitoring of assessment work. You will have a personal tutor who will support you with your studies.