Sport (BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate) at Needham Market Football Academy

Sport (BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate) at Needham Market Football Academy

Subject Area: Sports


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 152893
  • Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs at grade 3(D) including English and/or maths


    Level 1 Sport & Public Services including English and/or maths at level 1.

    Course Overview

    This course is delivered by Needham Market Academy who operate an elite football excellence and education programme for students of any gender. There is the 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 the 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 sport 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 the Level 2 Sport, you will study exciting modules such as Practical Sport 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 sport 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.

    Course Highlights

    Students will have the opportunity to experience both practical and theory lessons utilising the Academy's fantastic facilities and are taught by experienced and enthusiastic industry professionals. Students have the opportunity to plan, deliver and coach sports events as well as explore and undertake fitness training at a local Gym. There are also visits to local leading sport providers to learn practical skills in a new environment.

    Representing Needham Market Football Club

    Whilst studying on any of the sports courses at Needham Market Academy, students are expected to represent Needham Market Football Club within the range of teams available. Needham Market Football Club are the highest ranked non-league club in Suffolk and will offer football suitable for your playing ability and a pathway to the first team if you are deemed to be at the required standard.

    Core Skills Covered: Confidence | Hands-on | Evaluating | Mentoring | Planning and Organising | Resilience

    Next Steps

    The Level 2 Sport assists students with entry into the sports industry and enables learners to progress onto our Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma to further your education and training.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    There is a mandatory Needham Market Academy training kit to purchase. Trips vary to meet the interests of student groups with information on costs available upon enrolment and throughout the year.