Level 3 Edexcel Diploma Suite Football Studies

About the course

The College offers opportunity to study at level 3 (A level equivalent) for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of Football Studies encompassing practical techniques, academic knowledge and technical skills. It is a popular option for both school leavers and successful Level 2 Extended Certificate 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 you aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

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.

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.

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 football.

Psychology for sports performance

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

Sports coaching

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

90 Credit Diploma

Assessing risk in sport

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

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.

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.

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 football.

Psychology for sports performance

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

Sports coaching

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

Current issues in sport

Explores a range of contemporary issues in sport with particular focus on the world of football.

Exercise, health and lifestyle

Allows learners to assess the lifestyle of a football player, provide advice on lifestyle improvement and plan a health-related physical activity programme.

Physical education and the care of children and young people

Develop an understanding of teaching & instructing within a sports setting.

Diploma

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports 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 football.

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.

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.

Psychology for sports performance

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

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a football 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.

Rules, regulations and officiating in sport

Looks at the rules of football and the roles and responsibilities of the officials.

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 football development.

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 rugby, for example public appearances, media interviews and financial management.

Extended Diploma

Assessing Risk in Sport

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

Current Issues in Sport

Examines a variety of issues currently being demonstrated in the sports industry, with a particular focus on football.

Exercise, Health and Lifestyle

Allows learners to assess the lifestyle of a football player, provide advice on lifestyle improvement and plan a health-related physical activity programme.

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 football.

Physical Education and the care of children and young people

Develop an understanding of teaching & instructing within a sports setting.

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 football and develops techniques to improve sporting performance.

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a football 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.

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

Explores the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of team sports through practical participation.

Rule, regulations and officiating in sport

Looks at the rules of football and the roles and responsibilities of the officials.

Sports injuries

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

Sports nutrition

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

Talent identification and development in sport

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

Technical and tactical skills in sport

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

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 rugby, for example public appearances, media interviews and financial management.

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 year)

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)

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) (year 1 is a 90 credit stand alone Diploma)

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

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.

Careers

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

Special requirements

Study Tour: Visits and contact with local football clubs.

Equipment and / or Clothing: Football kit, boots and trainers.

Costs that are mandatory for the course:

Clothing – £50-£150

Footwear & equipment – £50-£100

Costs that are optional for the course:

Trips – approx. £350

Football at Myerscough

Myerscough College is a successful FA ‘Charter Standard’ College and a winner of the FA's prestigious Football Development College ‘National Award’ for its range of coaching programmes. These achievements recognise our excellence in football education and confirm our standing as one of the top colleges for football development in England. We are committed to providing the best opportunities for young people who wish to develop their footballing talent alongside their academic studies.