Level 3 Edexcel Diploma Suite Cricket Studies

About the course

Myerscough College has teamed up with Lancashire County Cricket Club and Lancashire Cricket Foundation to offer a fantastic opportunity to students wishing to pursue a career within the cricket and sports industry. The Myerscough College Cricket combines academic sporting qualifications with practical skills development, coaching and competitive fixtures.

The College offers opportunity to study at level 3 (A level equivalent) for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of Cricket - encompassing practical techniques, academic knowledge and technical skills. It is a popular option for both school leavers and successful Level 2 Diploma students. The course incorporates a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises.

Students will also receive training and assessment in a large range of additional qualifications, which will enhance their employability.

Course modules

Subsidiary Diploma

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the cricket industry.

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for cricket.

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Psychology for sports performance

Develops understanding of the psychological dimensions of cricket and develops techniques to improve sporting performance.

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a cricket coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

The physiology of fitness

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

90 Credit Diploma

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the cricket industry.

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for cricket.

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Psychology for sports performance

Develops understanding of the psychological dimensions of cricket and develops techniques to improve sporting performance.

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a cricket coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

The physiology of fitness

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Current issues in sport

Explores the history of sport, the key issues in modern UK sport and the factors that prevent sport and exercise participation.

Exercise, health and lifestyle

Looks at the principles of exercise, maintaining good body health and lifestyle management.

Physical education and the care of children and young people

Provides a basis of understanding for those intending to teach or instruct children and young people.

Diploma

Psychology for sports performance

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

The physiology of fitness

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Analysis of sports performance

Explores the performance demands of sport and how to analyse it.

Instructing physical activity and exercise

Looks at designing, planning, delivering and reviewing exercise sessions which meet the needs of different client groups.

Rules, regulations and officiating in sport

Helps to gain an understanding of the rules of the game, how to officiate and how the game is regulated.

Sports nutrition

Provides a broad understanding of the importance of nutrition and hydration to a variety of sports participants.

Technical and tactical skills in sport

Enables learners to assess their own and others technical and tactical skills, and plan their own development in cricket.

The athlete's lifestyle

Examines aspects of the athletes' lifestyles, as well as duties that they will have to undertake as part of their professional role in cricket, for example public appearances, media interviews and financial management.

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the cricket industry.

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for cricket.

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a cricket coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

Extended Diploma

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the cricket industry.

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for cricket.

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Psychology for sports performance

Develops understanding of the psychological dimensions of cricket and develops techniques to improve sporting performance.

The physiology of fitness

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Sports nutrition

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Technical and tactical skills in sport

Enables learners to assess their own and others technical and tactical skills, and plan their own development in cricket.

The athlete's lifestyle

Examines aspects of the athletes' lifestyles, as well as duties that they will have to undertake as part of their professional role in cricket, for example public appearances, media interviews and financial management.

Current issues in sport

Explores the history of sport, the key issues in modern UK sport and the factors that prevent sport and exercise participation.

Exercise, health and lifestyle

Understand the principles of exercise, maintaining good bodily health and managing lifestyle in a sports environment.

Physical education and the care of children and young people

Provides a basis of understanding for those intending to teach or instruct children and young people.

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a cricket coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

Analysis of sports performance

Explores the performance demands of sport and how to analyse it.

Instructing physical activity and exercise

Looks at designing, planning, delivering and reviewing exercise sessions which meet the needs of different client groups.

Practical team sports

An understanding of the nature of team sports.

Rules, regulations and officiating in sport

Understand how the sport is regulated and how rules are set, implemented and reviewed and explore the nature of officiating in sport.

Sports injuries

Provides an overview of injury prevention, identification and basic treatment. The unit also explores differing rehabilitatory interventions for common sports injuries.

Talent identification and development in sport

Provides an understanding of the different predictors of talent and the ways of developing talent.

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:

Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma - (60 credits in 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.

Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma - (90 credits in 1 years)

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

Level 3 BTEC Diploma - (120 credits in 2 years)

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

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma - (180 credits in 2 years)

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 Cricket Studies are expected to show a strong commitment to the industry and a strong personal statement.

Learning and assessment

Classes are a mixture of practical and underpinning theory and will take place either in the classrooms or out on the sports pitches.

Assessments will include assignments, presentations and reports. There are no formal examinations on the Level 3 BTEC Diploma.

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

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

Careers

Employment opportunities in Cricket and its related industries are currently very good. The Subsidiary, Diploma and Extended Diploma Cricket Studies provide the qualification and experience for entry into the industry at an operational level with future prospects for management.

Special requirements

Cricket Tours: Fixtures against local, national and international cricket clubs

Costs that are mandatory for the course:

  • Cricket equipment – should be brought from home

Costs that are optional for the course:

  • Myerscough clothing – approx. £200

Cricket at Myerscough

By studying cricket at Myerscough College you are giving yourself an excellent opportunity to secure a dream job in the sport. Our dedicated teaching staff provide cricketers of all abilities, including beginners, with an excellent cricketing education and the chance to fulfil their playing ambitions or move into the cricket/sports industry. In partnership with Lancashire County Cricket Club, our courses are available at our Preston, or Emirates Old Trafford centres.