Welcome to the West Herts College Football Programme.
This bespoke course includes practical football experience and competition against other academies in the London and South East region.
You will be taught the skills required to help you progress to a higher standard of football, as well as gain the necessary experience to work within the sport and leisure industries.
All students will work towards a Level 2 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport, with opportunities available to complete FA Level 1 Coaching and Active IQ (Personal Training) as part of the programme.
What will I study?
You will receive a comprehensive grounding in FA Level 1 coaching, theoretical studies and daily training. You will be taught the skills required to help you progress to a higher standard of football as well as gain the experience necessary to work within the sport and leisure industry.
All football students will work towards the Level 2 Diploma in Sport.
The course examines sports performance and the sports industry:
Fitness for sport - explore the components of physical and skill-related fitness and the principles of training.
Practical sports performance - investigate the rules and regulations of a sport and apply the knowledge gained through observing officials in action.
The mind and sports performance – explore how personality can influence choice of sport, and performance in sport.
Training for personal fitness - design a personal fitness training programme, where you can select any appropriate methods of training to improve or maintain fitness levels safely.
Anatomy and physiology - look at the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems and explore how they function normally.
Carrying out a sports-related project - design original and effective plans that improve the quality of others’ involvement in healthy, active lifestyles through a sport project.
GEM & GAP
There will be opportunities to improve your English and maths and take part in GAP work placements. It’s also possible to gain coaching awards.
What can I do next?
Students studying at Level 2 can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Football to continue to develop both their academic studies and sporting skills. Successful students may also be ready to take up a career in coaching, as a sports assistant or in sports development or other sports-related careers.
Suitability - Who should attend?
3 GCSEs (A*-D/9-3), plus successful football trials.You will also be invited to a Course Introduction Meeting.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
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