Sports Coaching and Development (Football)

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Course introduction

John Whittiker
Football Coaching And Dev
This Extended Diploma has been designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop your own playing skills and performance, while studying for a recognised academic 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.




You will also be given the tools needed to examine your own play and team play, ensuring you improve as a player throughout your time with us.

You will also be expected to contribute towards the cost of course kit.

Specific course entry requirements

College entry (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

100% Portfolio and skill assessment

What will I study?

You will study the following units whilst on the course:
  • Careers in the Sport & Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing & Sport
  • Developing Coaching Skills in Football
  • Applied Coaching Skills in Football
  • Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Research Project in Sport
  • Sport Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology of an Elite Footballer
  • Technical and Tactical Skills in Football
  • Organising Events in Sport and Physical Activities
  • Fitness Testing
  • Fitness Training

Pre-course materials

Course activities to prepare for your SJR studies.

Click here for our first release of course materials

Bridging materials

For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12

Where will this course lead me?

On completion of this course you can progress to Higher Education.You may choose to use the qualification as a stepping stone to university, ultimately aiming to work within teaching, coaching or sports development, or find employment at junior management level in football, general leisure facilities, or within the sports retail sector.

Sports Coaching and Development (Football)
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Sports Coaching and Development (Football)
Where next?
Edge Hill – Sport and Exercise Science

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey