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Level 3 Programme (A-level alternative)

NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity

We are delighted to partner with Buxton & Leek College (under the umbrella of the University of Derby) to offer our elite football training programme delivered alongside a Level 3 NCFE Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity (Coaching Pathway) education course. 

The course at a glance:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity 

  • Up to 168 UCAS points and a direct pathway to almost all UK Universities

  • Modules delivered by subject specialist teachers (NOT eLearning) and UEFA B Coaches

  • Diverse degree route options including Sports Science and Business Studies

  • Majority coursework with similar academic contact time to 3 A-levels

  • Delivered at the Tarmac Silverlands Stadium (education, training and matches)

The programme also offers:

  • Access to all Buxton and Leek College (University of Derby) student benefits, including college transport links, bursary scheme and much more 

  • A direct pathway opportunity to multiple university degree programmes

  • A direct pathway opportunity from academy to semi-pro and pro First Teams

  • Access to £1m+ invested in state-of-the-art facilities (including the Academy Fitness Suite and use of video and GPS Analysis Software programmes)

  • Opportunities to train with the First Team and shadow professional coaches and players

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