Football Programme with BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma in Business

  • Course type: BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel


balham fcThere will be both girls teams and boys teams and Students on the SFX Football Programme will take part in:

1. Football training – three times a week to support their football development

Students will:

  • Take part in football training sessions on an off-site full size 3G pitch
  • Take part in futsal sessions (Brazilian Indoor Football)
  • Analyse videos of their games
  • Be trained by UEFA qualified coaches
  • Have the opportunity to take part in the FA Youth Cup as well as a league cup and London cup.

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Students will represent Balham FC, who are currently charter standard club of the year in London and who currently have over 75% of their first team made up of players coming through their academy system such as this programme. They have a partnership with Fulham FC which provides opportunities for trials. Balham FC is also a Nike partner club meaning players will benefit from a host of great offers through the club’s Nike partnership.

2. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business (click here for Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science)

Students on the Football programme will take this course. The modules covered in Business studies include:

  • The Business Environment
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication
  • Business accounting
  • Developing Teams in Business
  • Aspects of Criminal Law Relating to Business
  • Development Planning for a Career in Business
  • Starting a Small Business

3. Video Analysis

Here’s an example of Hudl software being used in an American Football game.

An example of Hudl software being used in an American Football game.

Have you ever wanted to analyse your own game like the pundits do on TV? On the Football academy course that’s exactly what you can do. Students will have their home matches filmed and with the use of Hudl software they will be able to access that footage securely online via their Phone, Tablet or PC. Pupils will then have chance to make video clips and highlight reels of their own performance that can help support their Football development. Plus as all the clips are saved securely on the Hudl website, pupils can access those clips to use for an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) which is worth just over half an additional A-Level in UCAS points.

Hudl is used in every Premier League Club and are world renowned for their software, helping people analyse their games to the very best level.

Be ahead of the game by taking part in the SFX Football course to give yourself the best opportunity to progress within the sporting world.


To apply, please email and we will contact you once the course is included in the application form. Applicants will need to attend a football trial before being accepted onto the football academy course.

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