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Extended Diploma in Sport - MTFC Women’s Football Programme (Advanced) - Level 3

Extended Diploma in Sport - MTFC Women’s Football Programme (Advanced) - Level 3


New for 2024, an exclusive course created in partnership with Mansfield Town Football Club tailored for young women looking to build a solid foundation in the dynamic world of women’s football.

Throughout the course, you'll explore a diverse array of topics designed to empower you in your pursuit. From comprehensive exploration of anatomy and physiology to the intricacies of fitness training and programming, you'll also gain insights into sports therapy and much more.

Immersive learning experiences await you, both within the classroom and beyond, where you'll have the unique opportunity to leverage professional facilities, honing your skills through hands-on projects seamlessly integrated with sports theory. As part of this, you'll actively engage in planning and leading women’s football coaching sessions, making an impact across the college and the local community.

As a full-time football programme, your weekly schedule will incorporate five dynamic days, combining intensive training sessions twice a week with the thrill of match days every Wednesday. As an added highlight, you'll have the opportunity to compete in the new AOC League, under the guidance of seasoned UEFA qualified coaches.

Upon completion, you will have a nationally recognised qualification (equivalent to three A-Levels) comprehensive knowledge base, and unwavering confidence, paving the way for seamless progression to higher education, a rewarding apprenticeship, or the exciting realm of professional employment.

Start dates and fees

Purchasing a uniform is a mandatory part of this course. For further information, please don't hesitate to contact us 0808 100 3626.

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Sep 20241436A1710FREEApply

What will I study?

Year 1

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Professional development in the sports industry
  • Sports leadership
  • Fitness testing
  • Practical sports performance
  • Coaching for performance.

Year 2

  • Research methods in sport
  • Development and provision of sport and physical activity
  • Investigating business in sport and the active leisure industry
  • Skill acquisition in sport
  • Sports injury management
  • Sports analysis
  • Rules and regulations in sport.

Entry requirements

  • This course is only available to 16-18 year olds
  • Four GCSEs grade 4-9 including English and Maths.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information -

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical and task-based work
  • Assignments
  • Assessor observations
  • Written portfolio work
  • Observations
  • Exams.

What can I progress onto?

*As we are a partner college of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), you may qualify for various benefits should you choose to apply to NTU after completing your college course. This could include a Progress NTU offer, where you would receive an offer one grade below their standard offer. For instance, a typical offer for one of their courses might require 128 UCAS tariff points. With Progress NTU, your requirements would be 120 UCAS tariff points. For further details, please call us on 0808 100 3626 or discover more about this benefit here.

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