22 08 18 Myerscough (158 Of 289)
22 08 18 Myerscough (158 Of 289)

BTEC Level 3 Suite Basketball Studies

BTEC Level 3 Suite Basketball Studies

About the course

The Academy provides student-athletes with a thoroughly designed regime that simulates a professional setup, with a rigorous preseason that is followed by a competitive league schedule and post-season evaluations and workouts. The coaching staff brings a plethora of experience playing and/or coaching at the collegiate and national level, while the support staff at the College extends to give academic help, as attendees prepare for the next phase of their careers.

Based at Myerscough College in Preston, the Academy’s student-athletes will gain a comprehensive understanding of the game through coaching in both an individual and team setting, and, upon graduation, will have the opportunity to pursue a university level degree or enter the world of professional basketball. Athletic and academic enrichment are just part of the vision, which includes building potential and leadership away from the court through challenges designed to foster independence and overall growth.

PROVEN RESULTS

Myerscough has quickly risen to be one of the prominent junior programmes in the United Kingdom and is home to some of the top players in the region, including former No. 1 DENG Camp prospects Kyle Carey (Class of 2016) and Mate Okros (Class of 2019). Student-athletes have garnered individual accolades, national and international recognition and represented countries at the senior, under-20, under-18 and under-16 age groups while graduates have gone on to receive athletic scholarships to American universities or to pursue degrees at prestigious institutions in the U.K. The Academy, which is a National Centre for Sporting Excellence, consistently adds to a growing list of national titles won at the senior and junior levels.

WHAT THE ACADEMY CAN OFFER

Qualifying students are able to apply and receive financial support for studies and residential.

• Scholarship opportunities to UK Universities for some students

• National Centre for Sporting Excellence – the best coaches, facilities and support

• Bursary Funds – up to £1,200 to support your studies

• Full accommodation available on campus

• Top 10% of colleges nationwide for academic success

• Residential Bursary funds – up to £3,400 to cover the cost of living at Myerscough

• Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation clinics

• Basketball England Development Programme (EDP) for players on the performance pathway

Course modules

Diploma

Self Employment in Sport & Physical Activity

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of self-employment and apply this to develop a self-employment strategy within the context of the sport industry.

Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry

Learners will develop an understanding of careers in the sport and active leisure industry. They will gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for employment in the industry.

Developing Coaching Skills

Learners will develop their coaching knowledge and skills to help improve others’ performance skills, techniques and tactics across a range of sports.

Applied Coaching Skills

Learners will develop a coaching programme to improve performance at all levels and for multi-sports.

Sport Development

Learners will explore the principles of sport development, the key agencies involved and provide practical examples of current practice.

Extended Diploma

Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry

Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry

Health, Wellbeing & Sport

Learners will explore the importance of physical activity and wellbeing for different types of participants and suggest ways to improve their physical and mental health status.

Applied Coaching Skills

Learners will develop a coaching programme to improve performance at all levels and for multi-sports.

Research Project

Learners propose and undertake research within a sport context.

Sport Development

Learners will explore the principles of sport development, the key agencies involved and provide practical examples of current practice.

Developing Coaching Skills

Learners will develop their coaching knowledge and skills to help improve others’ performance skills, techniques and tactics across a range of sports.

Self Employment in Sport & Physical Activity

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of self-employment and apply this to develop a self-employment strategy within the context of the sport industry.

Nutrition for Physical Performance - Optional

Learners will explore the importance of nutrition and hydration within a sport context.

Sporting injuries - Optional

Learners will develop the skills needed to identify common sporting injuries, their potential causes and how they can be managed with different rehabilitation interventions and exercises.

Functional Sports Massage

Learners will study the sports massage profession, the importance of sports massage to the performer, and will undertake a consultation and assessment and carry out a sports massage.

Sports Psychology

Learners will develop an understanding of the psychological demands of sport and develop techniques to improve sporting performance.

Extended Certificate

Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry

Learners will develop an understanding of careers in the sport and active leisure industry. They will gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for employment in the industry.

Health, Wellbeing and Sport

Learners will explore the importance of physical activity and wellbeing for different types of participants and suggest ways to improve their physical and mental health status.

Developing Coaching Skills

Learners will develop their coaching knowledge and skills to help improve others’ performance skills, techniques and tactics across a range of sports.

Foundation Diploma

Careers in Sport & Active Leisure

Learners will develop an understanding of careers in the sport and active leisure industry. They will gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for employment in the industry.

Health, Wellbeing & Sport

Learners will explore the importance of physical activity and wellbeing for different types of participants and suggest ways to improve their physical and mental health status.

Sports Development

Learners will explore the principles of sport development, the key agencies involved and provide practical examples of current practice.

Self Employment in Sport & Physical Activity

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of self-employment and apply this to develop a self-employment strategy within the context of the sport industry.

Anatomy and Physiology in Sport - Optional

Learners will explore the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and develop an understanding of the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Developing Coaching Skills

Learners will develop their coaching knowledge and skills to help improve others’ performance skills, techniques and tactics across a range of sports.

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

These courses give a good technical training and education providing a vocational alternative to A Levels and the opportunity for successful students to progress to Higher Education. Students are normally aged 16 or over and the following requirements are needed:

Advanced Level 3 Suite:

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (360) - (1 year)

An English GCSE at C (4) or higher plus a minimum of three others at C (4) or higher, including Maths or Science.

BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma (540) – (1 year)

An English GCSE at C (4) or higher plus a minimum of four others at C (4) or higher, including Maths and Science.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (720) – (2 year)

An English GCSE at C (4) or higher plus a minimum of three others at C (4) or higher, including Maths or Science.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (1080) - (2 year)

An English GCSE at C (4) or higher plus a minimum of four others at C (4) or higher, including Maths and Science.

In addition Learning Areas may apply specific agreed aptitude assessments that assist selection.

Applicants for all courses in Basketball Studies are expected to show a strong commitment to the industry and a strong personal statement.

Learning and assessment

All work is assessed via assignments, presentations, practicals and reports. There are no formal examinations at the end of the course.

Progression

As a course equivalent to A Level the Level 3 BTEC Diploma is an ideal spring board for progression to a Foundation Degree or Full Degree depending on UCAS points gained. Successful students may progress to higher education courses such as:

  • FdSc Basketball Coaching and Performance
  • FdSc Strength and Conditioning
  • FdSc Sports Coaching
  • A range of BA and BSc undergraduate degrees

These Foundation courses require a minimum of 48 plus UCAS points dependant on entry criteria for each individual university establishment..

Careers

Higher Education degree courses. Myerscough College offers Foundation Degrees, with Honours progression, in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Sports Coaching or Health and Personal Training. Professional playing careers and work within the sports sector.

Special requirements

Costs that are mandatory for the course:

Equipment and / or Clothing: Basketball kit, boots and trainers. Approx £200

Costs that are optional for the course:

Study Tour: Visits and contact with BBL clubs and clubs abroad. Approx £ 150

11220768_728824177230179_7847514655678603984_o.jpg
11220768_728824177230179_7847514655678603984_o.jpg

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.