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Academy – AoC Sport Football Academy

Our Football and Education programme gives aspiring young footballers the opportunity to develop their 11-a-side football skills while studying academic qualifications in Sport to enhance their career prospects.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Sport
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: N/A
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/academy-aoc-sport-football-academy
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Course Information for Students

Our Football and Education programme gives aspiring young footballers the opportunity to develop their 11-a-side football skills while studying academic qualifications in Sport to enhance their career prospects.

The College’s Academy structure enables students to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified coaches, which enhances the football-focussed curriculum.

Training sessions and competitive fixtures are carried out alongside your main programme of study.

Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in football and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance.

Entry to the Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching and Development requires candidates to have a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*- C) including English and Maths.

Students can also access the Football Academy programme by studying at Level 2 on the Diploma in Sports Performance which allows for GCSE resits in both English and/or Maths.

The Academy includes:

  • A dedicated training calendar
  • Opportunities to progress to elite level pathways
  • Access to AoC Sport regional and national trials
  • A comprehensive competitions programme
  • Technical and tactical coaching
  • Psychological, physiological and lifestyle management
  • Strength and conditioning support

This course will be delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.

Students are expected to wear black tops (T-shirts, jumpers, hoodies etc) when in class and when representing the sports department during fixtures. They are free to wear what they choose on their lower half, as long as it is suitable for the activity being undertaken. Shin pads must be worn by all players. Footwear needs to be appropriate to the surface being played on.

We recommend the purchase of a DCG-branded top to aid team identity. This is, however, not mandatory: we merely expect compliance with our colour code. T-shirts would cost in the region of £15 each.

Assessment on the study programme will be continuous over the year. Assessment methods will vary depending on the subjects delivered. See our Sports Coaching and Development web pages for further details.

Progress to another course at DCG is determined by your academic success.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Sports and Leisure Assistants

£11140

Sports and Leisure Assistants

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

£17553

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

Leisure and Sports Managers

£29646

Leisure and Sports Managers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:43 pm