BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport (Level 3) (Pro-Elite United)

Are you interested in football and taking your skills to the next level leading to a career in either professional football or Sport? Then this may be the right course for you

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Area of study:
Sport
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Course Requirements: 

At least five GCSEs at Grade 4-9. There will always be opportunity outside these parameters to discuss enrolment for gifted students in our specialist areas.

Note: When applying for the course please select pick the double award, single award and Football academy.

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Why study this course?

Are you interested in football and taking your skills to the next level leading to a career in either professional football or Sport? Then this may be the right course for you. You will work in combination with Pro-Elite to complete a Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport with the opportunity to work with renown coaches such as Stephen Sama. Stephen is an ex-professional player who has played across the world, in 3 different countries and now brings his wealth of experience to Pro Elite students. Receiving a football scholarship himself at Borrusia Dortmund, Stephen knows the academy environment better than anyone and creates this same standard at Pro Elite. In his coaching career, Stephen has been working closely with Liverpool Football Club and Pro Elite United to progress young players into academy football. Play football full-time working with Pro Elite's UEFA qualified and academy coaches while studying for a Sport qualification, up to Level 3 (Equivalent to 3 A-levels) This is intended as an Applied General qualification, equivalent in size to three A Levels. It is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in sport before entering employment.

What will I study?

Learners will study Anatomy and Physiology (Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems), Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, Practical Sports Performance (Learners study the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual/team sports), Sports Leadership, Coaching for Performance, Development and Provision in Sport, Investigating Business with Sport and much more. In addition, working with Pro-elite; players will train 4 times a week, including football, strength & conditioning and analysis sessions. As well as this, players will compete in weekly matches at the highest levels of college football. Players have opportunity to play showcase games vs professional clubs across the UK and have scout-attended sessions and matches. Learners will study Anatomy and Physiology (Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems), Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, Practical Sports Performance (Learners study the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual/team sports), Sports Leadership, Coaching for Performance, Development and Provision in Sport, Investigating Business with Sport and much more. In addition, working with Pro-elite; players will train 4 times a week, including football, strength & conditioning and analysis sessions. As well as this, players will compete in weekly matches at the highest levels of college football. Players have opportunity to play showcase games vs professional clubs across the UK and have scout-attended sessions and matches. Learners will study Anatomy and Physiology (Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems), Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, Practical Sports Performance (Learners study the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual/team sports), Sports Leadership, Coaching for Performance, Development and Provision in Sport, Investigating Business with Sport and much more. In addition, working with Pro-elite; players will train 4 times a week, including football, strength & conditioning and analysis sessions. As well as this, players will compete in weekly matches at the highest levels of college football. Players have opportunity to play showcase games vs professional clubs across the UK and have scout-attended sessions and matches. Learners will study Anatomy and Physiology (Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems), Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, Practical Sports Performance (Learners study the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual/team sports), Sports Leadership, Coaching for Performance, Development and Provision in Sport, Investigating Business with Sport and much more. In addition, working with Pro-elite; players will train 4 times a week, including football, strength & conditioning and analysis sessions. As well as this, players will compete in weekly matches at the highest levels of college football. Players have opportunity to play showcase games vs professional clubs across the UK and have scout-attended sessions and matches. Three main categories: • cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology • intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation • interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development. There are also specific requirements in some units for assessment of these skills where relevant, for example, where learners are required to undertake real or simulated activities.

How is this course assessed?

A mixture of internal and external assessment is used in the sports award. For example within the assessment for Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance learners complete tasks to demonstrate skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual/team sports. They will have an opportunity to reflect on individual ability. The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the Sport suite are examinations – all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a written outcome and set tasks – learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task. Internal assessments include student being given opportunities to: write up the findings of their own research, use case studies to explore complex or unfamiliar situations, carry out projects for which they have choice over the direction and outcomes, demonstrate practical and technical skills.

What can I study with this course?

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses, if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of study. It combines well with a large number of subjects and supports entry to higher education courses in a wide range of disciplines (depending on the subjects taken alongside it). For learners who wish to study an aspect of sport in higher education, opportunities include: • BA (Hons) in Sport Studies and Business, if taken alongside A Levels in Business and Maths • BSC (Hons) in Sport Psychology, if taken alongside a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science and an A Level in Psychology • BA (Hons) in Sports Education and Special and Inclusive Education, if taken alongside an A Level in English Language and a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts • BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science, if taken alongside a BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science. Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with the specific higher education providers.

Where does this qualification lead?

Students can move in to lots of careers with this qualification such as: Sport Psychology, Sport Management, Sports Development Officer, Coaching, Management, Personal Trainer, Fitness Centre Manager, Exercise physiologist, Primary school teacher,Secondary school teacher, Sports administrator, Sports therapist. It maybe useful in the following careers: Choreographer, Clinical scientist, cardiac sciences, Health improvement practitioner, Higher education lecturer, Nutritionist, Outdoor activities/education manager, Sport and exercise psychologist. In addition, working with Pro-Elite provides students with the opportunity to play showcase games vs professional clubs across the UK and have scout-attended sessions and matches. With Pro-Elite progression opportunities include professional football in UK or internationally, semi-professional football, USA scholarships as well as routes such as university, football management and analysis.

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