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Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Education

BTEC Sport Diploma (Football Performance and Excellence) - K085

Oval Campus Full Time Level 3

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The course has been designed to prepare you for a career in leading sport and active leisure sessions and/or outdoor activities. The course will be delivered with an emphasis on football.

Course Details

Wirral Met College Football Development Centre combines this academic activity leadership qualification with practical skills and technical/tactical development, coaching and the option of competitive or recreational weekly football fixtures depending on ability.

Throughout this qualification you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to prepare you to plan, lead, conclude and review activity sessions in the sports environment.

Areas of Study (to include)

  • Health, safety and welfare in a sports environment
  • Equality and diversity in sport
  • Working in a team or organisation
  • Prepare for activity sessions
  • Lead activity sessions
  • Conclude and review activity sessions
  • Enable disabled people to take part in sport
  • Contribute to adventurous activities
  • Set up, take down and store activity equipment

Entry Guidelines

Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old.

A relevant Level 2 Diploma or 4 GCSEs graded 4 or above (grade A*-C), preferably including English and maths.

You should have a keen interest in football and want to pursue a career in leading sport and active leisure activities.

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

You will need to purchase and maintain a college specified uniform. Details will be discussed at interview.

Assessment Method

The course is assessed using a combination of practical and portfolio-based activities.

Additional Information

There will be a fee payable to contribute to the residential costs for overnight expeditions and visits, costs will be advised at interview. Students will take part in a variety of activities as part of the course, examples of these are:

  • College Football Development Centre representation in The Merseyside Schools & College's League (depending on playing ability)
  • Intra College competitions
  • Manchester City FC stadium tour
  • National Football Museum visit
  • Residential visit to London including a visit to Arsenal FC for a festival of football and an Emirates stadium tour as well as a Wembley stadium visit
  • Training session at The FA's national football centre St George's Park (training facility of the England national squad)
  • Adventurous activities which may include gorge walking, abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, and kayaking
  • Planning and leading sports coaching sessions to local primary school children
  • Work experience placements


Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

At the end of the course you could progress to employment in the sports and fitness industry or continue studying sports, fitness or outdoor adventure at Wirral Met College.

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Starting 2nd September 2019 - Ending - 26th June 2021REF K085L001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £4200.00

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Oval Campus
Thursday 10:00 — 15:00 Oval Campus
Friday 12:00 — 16:00 Oval Campus

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).

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