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Sport: Football Coaching and Performance (Pro:Direct) Level 3 - Diploma

Level 3
BTEC Diploma
Two years
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch)


This two-year course comprises of an Extended Certificate (in Year 1) which converts to the National Diploma (in Year 2), with the Welsh Baccalaureate attached which enables students to gain the three A Level equivalent qualification. 

  • You will gain a valuable insight into coaching and training techniques for a range of football populations, from young children to elite professional players. 
  • Areas of study include the development of football skills, coaching for performance, analysis, planning & leading football programmes and other industry-related opportunities plus exam modules in Anatomy, Fitness training and programming (Yr1) & Business in Sport (Yr2) 
  • You will develop industry skills through a range of local work placements under tutorial supervision and gain valuable life skills through our two-week educational visit to Benfica FC, Lisbon. 

Key information

  • Five GCSEs grade C or above or Level 2 in Sport or Public Services (Merit profile) 
  • Minimum grade C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.


  • Scenario based Exams (Notes provided) 
  • Assignments  
  • Practical Assessments 
  • Presentations. 

Grading Criteria: 

  • Coursework & Exams  

You will gain the FAW Level 1 football coaching qualification and be provided with opportunities to progress to further coaching qualifications. 

You can gain a place at university where you can study for a wide range of careers in PE teaching, coaching, sports management, sports analysis  

Successful completion of this course will allow you to gain valuable skills that may support working in leisure industry jobs 

Staying in the College, you could progress onto the foundation degree in sports development & management  

You could continue your studies abroad in US on playing or educational scholarships. 

Students are required to purchase a Pro:Direct Academy course kit package.