Level 3 Football Education Programme

Level 3 Football Education Programme

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.


This course requires 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.

Course Summary

Length of study:
2 years


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

College open event

19th June 2019 17:00 - 19:30

Our open events are a great opportunity for you and your parents/guardians to see our amazing facilities,
and chat to staff and students about particular courses and college life in general.