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Level 3 Suite Rugby Studies

Level 3 Suite Rugby 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 Rugby Studies - 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.

Course modules

Year 1

Year 2

Subsidiary Diploma

90 Credit Diploma

Extended Diploma

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.

Applied Coaching Skills

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

Research Project in Sport

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.

Self-employment in Sport and 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

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

Fitness Testing - Optional

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

Fitness Training - Optional

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

Practical Sports Application - Optional

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

Diploma

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.

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.

Self-employment in Sport and 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

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

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 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.

Sport Development

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

Self-employment in Sport and 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

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

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:

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 Rugby 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. Research Project in Sport module is externally assessed by Pearson.

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 Rugby 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

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

Special requirements

Costs that are mandatory for the course:

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

Costs that are optional to the course include:

Study Tour: overseas trips – Approx £350

Academy Fee: £150 - Covers travel and medical supplies costs

Myerscough College Rugby Academy - Rugby Tackle
Myerscough College Rugby Academy - Rugby Tackle

Rugby at Myerscough

The Myerscough College Rugby Academy is a joint venture in partnership with Sale Sharks Rugby and is the accredited RFU Elite Player Development Centre for the North West. Our relationship with Sale Sharks and the RFU allows us to offer students a unique opportunity to train as professional athletes and secure a dream job in professional Rugby Union. No stone is left unturned for rugby players at Myerscough and players enjoy vast amounts of top quality coaching, strength and conditioning and medical support from our onsite team.