BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate

BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Sport

Do you want to work with former Premier League Footballers Muzzy Izzet and Steve Walsh? Launched in 2014 the Advanced Football Development Academy offers learners the opportunity to develop their football skills under the guidance of former Leicester City players.

Our 1-year academic programme will allow you to play competitive football in the English Colleges Football League each week, as well as receive daily football training from Muzzy Izzet and Steve Walsh. We also have a specialist LCFC goal keeper coach available to accommodate our ever-growing cohort of goal keepers.

Wrapped around the football development programme is a reputable education programme with an excellent support structure to help you achieve a BTEC level 2 first certificate in sport qualification, which would prepare you for our BTEC Level 3 Sports Diploma, an AFDA Level 3 Apprenticeship or Employment.

2017 saw 36% of our students graduate our BTEC Level 3 Diploma with a triple distinction star profile (equivalent of 3 A*’s at A-Level), all of who progressed onto University degrees around the country. Remaining students achieved no less than a triple Merit profile. Other students entered into the armed forces, overseas football scholarships, our AFDA sports coaching apprenticeship or employment. At AFDA we boast a 100% pass rate.

Our highly qualified sports lecturers will deliver a minimum of 12 hours BTEC Sports content per week and cover units such as Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Anatomy and Physiology and Practical Sports Performance.

All AFDA students will receive a David Lloyd Gym membership to use in their own time to further enhance their fitness levels.

All education will take place in our well-equipped, modern, full-size classrooms, which can accommodate up to 30 students in each. Both equipped with individual student laptops, interactive white boards and essential teaching and learning resources.

Students will also have access to our onsite study centre for quiet study/assignment catch up.

What we do not do at our academy is the promise of our students obtaining professional club trials or a pathway into pro clubs. Muzzy and Steve will however work with you intensively over the period of the two years and any who show the ability, attitude and work ethic during this time to progress onto a pro club then they will certainly send you down this pathway using their extensive contacts in professional football cubs.

Course Guide and useful information

Course Content

The BTEC Level 2 is a one year academic programme which gives learners the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of a vocational sector. The units assess knowledge, understanding and skills which are essential to the curriculum area or vocational industry and support progression onto the BTEC Level 3 Sports course or an NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Units covered within the BTEC Level 2 Course include:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • As well as a variety of optional specialist units.

Entry Requirements

Entry on to the BTEC Level 2 Course requires four 3-9 GCSE grades (GCSE Maths and English retakes are available on our course.) We also like to accept students on to our course who have good attendance, are disciplined and well-mannered and with a passion for football. Those who fall slightly short of four 3-9 GCSE’s will be re-interviewed and decisions will be made on individual merit.

You do not have to be an outstanding footballer to join our course, there is a place for everyone in our tiered squad system. Our education package is the most important component. Students can apply and opt purely for education if they do so wish.


The course comprises of several assessment methods to include:


Written Assignments



Practical Elements