BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate Basketball Studies

About the course

Myerscough College is pleased to offer a growing specialism within our popular Sports Studies portfolio; the Myerscough Basketball Academy. Basketball is a rapidly growing sport in the UK and gaining in popularity in line with the rest of Europe. With excellent academic and sporting links at home and abroad, Myerscough aims to deliver in the class-room as well as on court - to help our student athletes reach their goals. This is reinforced through excellent links with the higher education sector at home and a range of overseas institutions.

The College offers a unique opportunity to study at level 3 (A level equivalent) for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of basketball and high performance sports. Basketball studies at Myerscough College will give students the opportunity to gain academic knowledge as well as be in a basketball environment like no other; Students will be given every possible basketball opportunity, which will link directly to their academic studies. Students will be involved in a course which will incorporate classroom lectures, practical sessions and industry visits which will be supported by professional players and coaches.

Course modules

Year 1

Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Injury and the Sport Performer

Lifestyle and Wellbeing

Leading Sports Activities

Practical Sports Performance

Profiling Sports Performance

Training and Personal Fitness

Promotion and Sponsorship in Sport

Running a Sports Event

Mind of A Sports Performer

Sports Performer in Action

Anatomy & Physiology for Sport

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

This course covers practical skills and relevant background knowledge. Students are normally aged 16 or over and the following qualifications are needed:

  • a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade D or above to include English Language
  • or equivalent qualifications.
  • A keen interest and experience in Basketball

Learning and assessment

Assessments will include assignments, formal exams and practical work.

Progression

This course would be an entry qualification for a two year Extended Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence Basketball Studies Programme.

Careers

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Leisure and Recreation Assistant
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Retail
  • Sports Instructor
  • Sports Development Assistant
  • Professional Athlete

Special requirements

Specialist Clothing and Equipment:

Basketball Kit, Boots and Trainers

Myerscough Basketball Academy

Designed to provide students with the unique opportunity to live and train as professional athletes, the Myerscough Basketball Academy will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the game, whilst studying towards academic qualifications that are designed to provide the ideal pathway to university level degree courses or the professional world of Basketball.