Course type:

Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport (Football)

This one-year course is designed to give you a strong grounding in all aspects of sport, with particular emphasis on performance and excellence in football.

A mixture of theoretical and practical teaching, combined with our excellent on-site sports facilities will allow you to put into practice what you learn in the classroom.

All Foundation Diploma students will be able to attend all study tours, field trips and excursions associated their specific area of sporting interest.

What you will study

Modules to include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology in Football
  • Football Leadership
  • Professional Development in football industry
  • Leadership in Football

Industry experience

Completing some work experience during your course will allow you to gain first-hand experience of the industry, as well as invaluable networking opportunities and contacts.

Education opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course, you can progress to the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Football) programme (subject to a successful interview and tutor recommendation).

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English Language and either Mathematics or a Science.

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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