Football Programme with BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science

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


he Football Academy Programme is taken alongside BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science 

There 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.


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

Students on the Football programme will take this course. It is designed for students who would like to pursue a career within the sport and exercise science industry. You will develop the skills regarded as essential at degree level and within employment. In addition, you will be given the opportunity to develop and apply your entrepreneurial skills in a range of scenarios.

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.



  • Course units...

    Mandatory Units:

    Unit 1: Sport and Exercise Physiology
    Unit 2: Functional Anatomy
    Unit 3: Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Unit 4: Field and Laboratory- Based Fitness Testing
    Unit 5: Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science
    Unit 6: Coaching for Performance and Fitness
    Unit 13: Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance


    Optional Units:

    Unit 8: Specialised Fitness Training
    Unit 9: Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science
    Unit 10: Physical Activity for Individual and Group- Based Exercise
    Unit 12: Sociocultural Issues in Sport
    Unit 14: Technology in Sport and Exercise Science
    Unit 15: Sports Injury and Assessment

  • Course assessment...

    The majority of the course is assessed via coursework, however a total of 4 units out of the 13 will be assessed via an end of unit exam. Students’ coursework will be assessed in a variety of ways including written assignments, presentations, consultations, practical assessments, video evidence and creative work such as posters or models produced.

  • This course can lead to...

    Students can progress from this programme into full time Football, university undergraduate Degrees in a variety of Sports Science courses including Sport & Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Performance Analysis as well as Engineering, Business and Education and university foundation degrees linked with Prozone in the following countries: UK, USA, France, Germany, Spain, China & UAE. They can also consider semi-professional football with the Balham FC first team, football scholarships with universities in the USA and employment as a fitness trainer or a sports coach.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 4 in Core Science and Grade 4 in Maths.
    High level of football ability demonstrated at SFX football trials.

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