BTEC Level 3 Sport and Coaching

Study a reputable BTEC course equivalent to 3 A-Levels whilst playing competitive football 4 times a week!

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 2-year academic programme will allow you to play competitive football in the English Colleges Football League each week, as well as receiving daily football training from our qualified coaches.

Wrapped around the football development programme is a reputable education programme with an excellent support structure to help you achieve a BTEC level 3 extended diploma sports qualification, which would prepare you for AFDA’s Higher education programme, University, Employment, USA Scholarship or even, for those good enough, into professional/semi-pro football.

Our highly qualified sports lecturers will deliver a minimum of 12 hours BTEC Sports content per week and cover units such as Sports Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Sports Development, Coaching, Technology in Sport and much more.

All education will take place in our well-equipped, modern, full-size classrooms. Both classrooms are equipped with individual student laptops, interactive white boards and essential teaching and learning resources.

We work in partnership with OFSTED accredited provider, Brighter Futures. This allows us to maintain a consistently high standard across all areas of our programme.


The BTEC Sport Level 3 in Sport and Coaching is a 2 year 180 Credit Extended Diploma with up to 168 UCAS tariff points available. The course modules include but are not limited to:

  • Anatomy & Physiology in Sport
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Sports Coaching
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Development
  • Careers in Sport
  • Technology in Sport

Specific details of the qualification can be found on Pearson’s website here.

How will it be delivered?

The course comprises of several assessment methods to include:

NO Examinations


Written Assignments



Practical Elements

We assess our students this way as we believe it enables us to get the best out of our students academically and put them under less stress and pressure that exams bring.

Entry requirements

Higher Level 3

Entry on to the BTEC Level 3 Higher Course (equivalent to 3 A-Levels over 2 years) requires GCSE grades 4-9 in both Maths and English. we do take this on individual merit as we also like to accept students on to our course who have good attendance, are disciplined and well-mannered and have a passion for sport.

Lower Level 3

You will need a grade 1 in GCSE maths and a grade 2 in GCSE English (Equivalent to 2 A-Levels over 2 years). Students on this course will have to retake their maths and English GCSE exams.

Your next steps…

The academy has a strong association with LCFC Youth Academy, of whom we’ve played on numerous occasions, most recently with our first team playing LCFC u18’s at Belvoir Drive, with this in mind ongoing scouting opportunities are available for outstanding players at LCFC and other pro clubs.

On completion of the BTEC Level 3, learners have the opportunity to progress on to University to study a sport related qualification as well as the opportunity to move on to one of the academy’s BRAND NEW Higher Education courses.

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