This course is for academy-level sports students to help maximise their chances of developing a career. With sports academies in football, rugby and netball, as well as individuals who compete in athletics, golf and martial arts, this programme helps support professional sporting development as well as academic. Different study options are available to suit your needs.
A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.
- One-year Extended Certificate, including English and Maths
- One-year Foundation Diploma
- Two-year Diploma, including English and Maths
- Two-year Extended Diploma.
- Anatomy and physiology
- Fitness training
- Practical sports
- Sports coaching and leadership
- Sports injuries
- Sports psychology
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One or two years full-time, depending on study programme. Four days per wekk normally in college plus match days.
Students who successfully complete this course can go on to study the subject at degree-level.
Students are assessed using a variety of methods, including presentations, written reports, role plays, voice recordings, video presentations, practical sessions, observations and posters.
Students are expected to find a suitable one week placement in the sports industry. As a college, we have a wide selection of placements for the students to contact ranging from professional sports teams to national fitness organisations and local leisure centres.
Work as a sports coach, fitness instructor, community development officer, event co-ordinator, sports masseuse and many more.
Students will require suitable footwear for both indoor and outdoor activities, such as trainers and football boots.
Various packages are available, ranging up to £140, which includes gym membership for the year, full training wear and physiotherapay on demand. For more information on these packages, please call the College on 01964 553000 and ask to speak to our commercial sport team.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 qualification. You must have played at a good level in a chosen sport and a satisfactory reference is also needed.
BTEC Level 3 in Sport (Rugby, Football and Netball Academy Option)
Jordan had always loved playing sport, so when the opportunity came to study at Bishop Burton and be part of the College's Rugby League Academy progrmame, he jumped at the chance.
Combining academicstudies with an elite training programme, the programme offered Jordan the chance to pursue his professional sporting dream whilst studying a vocational course, should his sports career not take off.
Jordan worked hard both on and off the pitch, taking full advantage of the access he had to state-of-the-art facilities and respected coaches, trainers and lecturers, and his dream became reality when he signed a professional contact with Super League team, Hull FC. A lifelong dream realised through hard work, ambition and determination. Jordan now plays for Hull KR.