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Level 3 Football Education Programme


Do you love football and want to find out how far you could go? Chasing your dream is the ultimate goal and for a small number it can lead to professional status and superstar incomes. But what about the others?

This course is designed to push your football skills in a professional environment, building teamwork and nurturing talent. You will study sports coaching, create your own fitness programmes and learn how to test athletes.

There’s also an emphasis on the study side with modules in Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition and Sports Development.

Our current students (more than 35% of which are female) are already focused on a wide range of progression routes. Some are focused on the leisure sector, extending their training to include lifeguarding and looking at becoming Gym Instructors. Others in the group are looking at university Sports courses . Two students are showing real skill and have been selected for regional squads. Who knows where there future could lead but they’ll always have their qualifications and their teammates to fall back on if they need.

This course is run in conjunction with Bedworth United and will be delivered from the Bedworth United Stadium (The Oval).

Mandatory Units:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Fitness Training & Programming
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Fitness Testing for Sport
  • FA Coaching Award Level 1
  • FA Coaching Award Level 2
  • GCSE English and maths

Optional Units you may study include:

  • First Aid
  • Organising Sports Events
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Exercise & Healthy Lifestyle
  • Practical Sports
  • Sports Injuries
  • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at Grade 4 (or C) or above in English and maths you will study maths and/or English as an integral part of your college programme.

Grading for GCSE English language, English literature and maths is changing from 2017, with other subjects following suit from 2018.  Click here for more information.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above including one in English and maths.

or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Merit). Place is subject to successful interview, reference, good/excellent standards of attendance, punctuality and behaviour plus a football trial.

“This course is run in conjunction with Bedworth United and Coventry City Ladies Football Club. and will be delivered from the Bedworth United Stadium”


Course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 3 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:

1st year course fee £1,286; 2nd year TBC; Exam Fee £127

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services

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Student Success Story:

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