Football Coaching & Development BTEC
In association with Port Vale Football Club
This course is a football and education programme developed with Port Vale to provide quality education alongside expert coaching from Port Vale Football Club and opportunities to compete at a high level in the EFL Community Education Alliance League against other professional football clubs. A full match day tracksuit is provided to all students on this course and transport is provided to and from training and competition. This course is designed for any student who wants to pursue a career in the football industry.
The two year course provides the equivalent of 3 A-Levels and includes a mixture of practical sessions and theory lessons. The Football Coaching and Development course is suitable for progression to university but also provides the vocational skills and experience to enter employment. This course specifically looks at developing sports skills in areas such as: Coaching, sports development and careers in the sports industry. You will be actively involved in sport and given the chance to experience a wide range of sporting activities in state-of-the-art facilities.
BTEC Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-Levels)
- Developing Coaching Skills
- Applying Coaching Skills
- Sports Development
- Careers in Sport
- Rules and Regulations in Football
- Technical and Tactical Skills in Football
- Fitness Testing and Fitness Training
100% coursework assessment with a heavy emphasis on practical performance and coaching skills.
Specialist teachers providing expertise and a range of external opportunities to work with schools, clubs and organisations to develop vocational life skills.
Many opportunities to participate in additional coaching and leadership qualifications to support progression in the Sports industry.
A full match day tracksuit is provided to all students on this course and transport is provided to and from training and competition.
All students will be put through a Level 1 Football Coaching qualification and FA referee qualification and will have opportunities for work experience placements within the Football industry.
- Coursework: 100%
- Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel
Where Courses Become Careers
Studying this course could lead to Higher Education or directly into employment. Many of our students have progressed onto the following progression routes.
University options include:
- Sports Coaching
- Sports Studies
- Sports Development
- Strength & Conditioning
- Football Development
Career Pathways include:
- Football Coach
- Football Development Officer
- Fitness Instructor
- Performance Analyst
- P.E Teacher
Make your mark
How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…
You will develop communication skills in a range of theoretical and practical settings. There will be regular emphasis on problem solving as well as challenging you to develop your resilience and independence. The course covers a wide range of unit topics and can lead to exciting and rewarding careers in the sports industry.
You will undertake a work experience placement on the course to develop your independence of thought and employability skills. Achieving high grades on this course can secure you a place at a university such as Staffordshire University who specialise in Football Coaching and Development, in addition to a wide range of universities who offer more general sports degrees. There are regular visits from professionals and employers who are actively working in the sports industry. You will be encouraged to develop your communication skills through leadership and officiation; through this you will gain leadership and coaching qualifications.
On this pathway
Do you have a keen interest in sport and are regularly involved in performing or coaching? Do you want to develop knowledge and understanding of the scientific factors that underpin performance in physical activity and sport? Would you like to analyse, evaluate and improve your own sporting performance? Then this could be the course for you!
Are you interested mental disorders, approaches to treatment, and the role of professionals in supporting and promoting mental health? You will develop knowledge and understanding of key approaches and theories in psychology and apply these to issues relevant to contemporary society, for example lifestyle choices and unhealthy behaviours such as addiction. This course will help you understand human behaviour in a scientific manner. Theoretical explanations for individual behaviour you learn about are then applied to real life scenarios.
Could you be interested in the scientific study of behaviour and the mind? Psychology offers a unique educational experience that develops a distinct and broad set of skills. Stimulating content is at the heart of this engaging qualification which will encourage students to think like psychologists. This course will help you understand human behaviour in a scientific manner. You will learn to unpick reasons and explanations to understand why people behave in the way they do, whether this be normal or abnormal behaviour.
Sports Coaching and Development
This course contains an exciting range of units that focus on the practical delivery of sport. The two year course provides the equivalent of 2 A levels (Diploma) or 3 A Levels (Extended Diploma). This course allows you to develop your coaching ability, covering a range of topics, and you’ll be a CIMSPA recognised coach on completion.
Education and Childcare
Do you have a passion for education and the ambition to share this with young people? This T-Level in Early Years Education and Childcare is designed to provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge required to progress into a career in this sector or onto higher education.
Ever wondered how we developed into the society we are today? How the way you see yourself determines the way people identify you? Whether men or women are more likely to commit a crime? If you have then this course might be for you! This course allows you to better understand the world around you. What are the current inequality issues in our society today? What is the government doing about these issues and how to sociologists explain them?
Sport and Exercise Science
This course contains a range of units with a high level of flexibility. It will ensure that you develop the skills needed to get to and succeed at your next stage in life.
Football Coaching and Development – in association with Port Vale Football Club
If you would like study and develop your football skills simultaneously then this might be the course for you.Our football and education programme developed with Port Vale will provide a quality education alongside expert coaching from Port Vale Football Club and opportunities to compete at a high level in the EFL Community Education Alliance League against other professional football clubs. This two year course provides the equivalent of 3 A-Levels and includes a mixture of practical sessions and theory lessons.
Health and Social Care
Would you like to develop your understanding of how care workers need to behave in order to look after people who may not be able to care for themselves? Then this course could be for you! On this course you will develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to enter employment into the Health, Social Care or Education sectors.