At The Football College we specialise in sports industry qualifications, providing another view of the multiple career pathways that are open to graduates from the college. By taking this approach it allows our students to explore the various avenues open to them across areas such as coaching, teaching, sports development, sports science, analysis, scouting and many more. Only by truly understanding what the sports industry can actually offer can students find the best pathway for them as an individual.
The Educational curriculum is delivered by VLUK, who provide and employ all tutors and work in partnership with
The Football College
WHY CHOOSE TFC?
The Football College brings together academic provision and quality UEFA standard football coaching. With a football curriculum operating alongside the academic curriculum students and student athletes benefit from a more active and rounded experience. Not only do you develop academically, but you will develop as an individual and also as a member of the team in order to develop life’s key transferable skills – confidence – leadership – communication – team player – problem solver
The Level 3 qualification represents our core provision offering the equivalent to 3 A Levels and up to 168 UCAS points guaranteeing our students a clear path into University should they wish to do so.
This can be achieved internally via our own offering in the form of The Football Uni Programme where they benefit from our Universal approach, or at other Universities in the UK or abroad.
BTEC LEVEL 3 YEAR 1
Studying seven units throughout the first academic year, our students are able to develop a wide range of skills that will help propel them into their desired pathway within sports.
Unit C1 - Developing Coaching Skills
Unit A - Careers in Sporting Active Leisure Industry
Unit 2 - Self- Employment in Sport and Physical Activity
Unit 1 - Sports Development
Unit B - Health and Well-Being
Unit 5 - Anatomy and Physiology in Sport Unit 11 - Rules and Regulation
BTEC LEVEL 3 YEAR 2
Year two will see two mandatory units delivered (bold) and TFC selecting a further 4 units from 6 from the list below each year based on the makeup of each individual cohort:
Applied Coaching Skills - Mandatory
Research Project in Sport - Mandatory
Sports Psychology Nutrition for Physical Performance Fitness Testing
Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
BTEC LEVEL 2 ONE YEAR
The Level 2 qualification represents a safety net provision for those who may not achieve the entry requirements for Level 3 via their GCSE results. Level 2 is a one year top up programme which ensures a smooth progression onto Level 3 with The Football College.
We have found on many occasions that students undertaking Level 2 thrive in the learning environment created by The Football College as opposed to what they experienced at High School and go onto succeed not only at Level 3 but also go onto University.
Within this academic year, our students are afforded the opportunity to enhance their level of knowledge within a variety of areas within sports.
BTEC LEVEL 2 ONE YEAR
Our students explore key areas such as sports coaching, sports analysis whilst developing key personal skills that will enhance their academic abilities as they progress onto Level 3:
Unit 1 - Fitness for Sport & Exercise
Unit 2 - Practical Sports Performance
Unit 3 - The Mind and Sports Performance
Unit 4 - Sports Performer in Action
Unit 5 - Training and Personal Fitness
Unit 6 - Leading Sports Activities
Unit 7 - Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance
Unit 8 - Promotion and Sponsorship in Sport
Unit 9 - Lifestyle and Well-Being
Unit 10 - Injuries and the Sports Performer
Unit 11 - Running a Sports Event
Unit 13 - Profiling Sports Performance
THE FOOTBALL COLLEGE AND THE STAFF THERE HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC FOR ME. NOT ONLY FROM A FOOTBALL PERSPECTIVE AND BENEFITTING FROM THE PLAYER PATHWAY PROGRAMME WHICH ALLOWED ME TO PLAY SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY AS A PERSON. THE ACADEMIC AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS I HAVE GAINED GAVE ME THE CONFIDENCE TO GO ONTO UNIVERSITY AS WELL AS SET UP MY OWN BUSINESS
- HABTAMU AYELE
TFC alumni 2018