Football Programme with BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma

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


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The Football Academy Programme is taken alongside either BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science  or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Students on the SFX Football Academy Programme will take part in:

  1. Football Training & Competitions
  • Football training sessions three times a week on an off-site full size 3G pitch
  • Futsal sessions (Brazilian Indoor Football)
  • Training led by UEFA qualified coaches
  • Take part in the FA Youth Cup as well as a league cup, two London cups and the English College’s League.

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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.

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.

Hudl are the market leaders in performance analysis, which involves watching games of football to analyse how players and teams play through video and statistics, just like the pundits on TV. Students will analyse three main areas; notational analysis, team analysis, and individual player analysis to produce mini presentations on their findings.

Students will complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which is worth an additional half an A-Level and can significantly support their university application as well as their own sporting development (see page ** for more information on EPQ).



  • Entry requirements...

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

    Grade 4 in Maths
    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business (or equivalent) with Merit

  • Course assessment...

    The course is assessed via coursework 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 a full-time football career, university degrees in a variety of Sports Science courses including Sport & Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Performance Analysis, Personal training as well as Engineering, Business and Education. Pupils can also have the opportunity to take part in a Football Scholarship abroad, in particular in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. They can also consider semi-professional football with the Balham FC first team, who compete in non-league as well as in the FA cup and FA Vase.

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