Course type:

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Football)

Do you want to develop your own football skills and performance, alongside the study of coaching and training? If so, this two-year 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.

Fitness training for performance in football, development of football skills and coaching are just some of the football-related subject areas that will be explored.

What you will study

Modules will include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Football
  • Coaching for Performance in Football
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Football
  • Professional Development in the Football Industry
  • Business of Football
  • Research Methods in Football

Career and education 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.

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.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to 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.

Hartpury student kicking a football

How to apply

Apply online

To apply for a diploma course or A-levels at Hartpury College please complete an online application

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus.


If you are unable to complete an online application please contact

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