This course is delivered by Needham Market Academy which operates an elite football excellence and education programme for students of any gender. There is a combination of practical playing with academic achievement and life skills. The course provides students with an excellent stepping stone to combine progression in football, sports coaching, physical education, and sports development. Needham Market Academy deliver elite coaching, match provision and teaching all at Needham Market Football Club. Students will receive individual and team coaching from our highly qualified coaching team as well as guidance on individual fitness, nutritional advice, and regular appraisals to monitor progress both on and off the pitch.
An inspiring course with an appealing blend of theory and practical, exploring a multitude of fitness and sports pathways. The Level 2 Sport prepares students for progression onto our Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma and helps to provide a range of skills and knowledge for those looking to enter employment in areas such as Health and Fitness, the Leisure Industry, and Sports Coaching.
On Level 2 Sport, you will study exciting modules such as Practical Sports Performance, Leading Sports Activities, Lifestyle and Well-Being, The Mind and Sports Performance and Running a Sports Event. In addition, there are two external moderated units which include Fitness for Sport and Exercise and Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance.
Students are required to be in the Academy at least 3 days per week and are supported to complete 50 hours of relevant work experience, as well as opportunities to take part in sports in the community.
The programme is assessed using a variety of methods including assignments, practical performance, observations, presentations and discussions.
All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.