Level 3 Diploma Sport - Football Coaching and Performance (Pro:Direct)
This two-year course is perfect if you are interested in developing your own football skills and performance, alongside the study of coaching and training.
It comprises 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.
- 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
- There will be a requirement to demonstrate your football skills and understanding at pre-course Pro:Direct Academy trials.
- Scenario based Exams (Notes provided)
- Practical Assessments
- 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.