Course: BTEC Level 3 in Sport (Rugby, Football and Netball Academy Option)

Department: Sport

Type: 16+

Duration: One or two years

The Course

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.

Find out more about our sport academies.


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. 

What You Study

  • Performance and excellence
  • Performance analysis
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sports massage
  • Training programming
  • Organising sports events
  • Work experience and employability skills
  • English and Maths, as required.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 qualification. A satisfactory reference is also needed.

Jordan Abdull

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.