Course type:
Diplomas

Level 3 Extended Diploma (Football)

Overview

If you are interested in developing your own football skills and performance, alongside the study of coaching and training, then this Extended Diploma is for you.

You will gain a valuable insight into coaching and training techniques for a range of football populations, from young children to elite professional players. You will also be given the tools needed to examine your own play and team play, ensuring you improve and develop as a player throughout your time with us.

Psychology, nutrition, development of football skills and coaching are just some of the football-related subject areas that will be explored.

When you have successfully completed this course you have the opportunity to progress on to a Foundation degree or full Honours degree level dependent on your overall achievement.

Completion of the course also gives you the opportunity to begin a career in a sports related field, including options to potentially coach football in England and abroad.

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here.

What you will study 

Structure 1:

  • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Athlete’s Lifestyle
  • Sports Coaching
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
  • Exercise, Health & Lifestyle

Structure 2:

  • Fitness Training & Programming
  • Technical & Tactical Skills in Sport
  • Sports Injuries
  • Organising Events
  • Sport As A Business
  • Talent Identification for Sport
  • Research Investigation in Sport & Exercise
  • Analysis of Sports Performance
  • Rules, Regulations & Officiating in Sport

Career opportunities 

When you have successfully completed this course you have the opportunity to progress on to a Foundation degree or full Honours degree level dependent on your overall achievement.

Completion of the course also gives you the opportunity to begin a career in a sports related field, including options to potentially coach football in England and abroad.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
Duration:
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C (or 4 where numerical grades are being used) or above, which must include Mathematics and English language

Why study Sport at Hartpury College?

Hartpury is proud to be the number one sports college in the UK, with millions of pounds invested in recent years to ensure our Sport students can access the best learning, playing and teaching resources.

 

Key information

  • Finance

    There is no charge for tuition if you are coming to Hartpury College to study a full-time course and you are under 19 years of age on 31st August of the academic year your course starts. For the lowdown on everything finance related you can click below. 

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  • Accommodation

    Living in on-site accommodation is a brilliant way of meeting new friends and gaining confidence and independence. With support from 24 hour wardens seven days a week, you can be sure that your time at Hartpury will be a safe and enjoyable experience.

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  • Transport

    If you are not able to live on campus or would prefer to go home every evening, there are different transport options available, from minibuses to coaches to public bus companies. Student transport is based on three zones and charging bands. 

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