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Football Studies

  • 2 Year | Full Time
  • Suffolk New College (Ipswich)
  • Level 3 | Vocational

Course overview

Whether your interests are playing, coaching, officiating, or developing the great game for generations to come, the Level 3 Football Studies course has something for you.

Open to female and male students alike, this popular course is tailor-made for football enthusiasts and anyone looking to pursue a career in the world’s most popular sport.

This programme replicates our Sports Coaching, Development & Fitness (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma) which is the equivalent of 3 A-levels. What makes our Football Studies Programme unique is that it includes a calendar of fixtures where you will represent the college in both 11 aside football and futsal. Your programme of study will also incorporate up to 6 hours of coaching from our highly qualified FA Coaching and Strength and Conditioning team where provision is in place to support athletic, technical and tactical development.

Students may also have the opportunity to achieve additional qualifications such as FA coaching badges to assist in the pursuit of employment within football and the wider sports and fitness sectors. This will hopefully go alongside trips and visits to further inspire students into a career in the industry.

Alongside football, you are required to complete mandatory academic units including:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Practical
  • Leadership/ Development
  • Business/ Analysis

Students will also study topics such as Fitness Testing and Programming, Exercise, Health and Lifestyle and Anatomy and Physiology.

The study programme is assessed using a variety of methods which reflect the football industry, including presentations, observations, written reports, exams, and coaching sessions.

You will be in College for at least four days a week. Students are also required to take part in relevant work experience, in a sport setting, which includes our external partners in the industry.

The course offers the perfect blend of education and playing football. Alongside a rich training and match day programme delivered by our experienced coaches, you will study several exciting and contemporary topics that will best prepare you for your next steps. You will have the opportunity to learn in the classroom and through practical sessions utilising the College’s fantastic facilities, and pursue work experience opportunities with our wide range of top employers and partnerships in the sports industry.

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