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Sport & Outdoor Activities

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Mode of study Vocational Full Time
Duration 2 Years
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 2 September 2019
Course code FLR3DFE (1921)
  • Who is it for?

    We are delighted to be working in partnership with Shrewsbury Town Football Club on this programme. You will be working with Shrewsbury Town in the Community and receive professional football coaching from an ex professional footballer. This programme of study is a unique opportunity for those who prefer to learn practically and wish to develop their football skills whilst building on developing their transferable skills. It will prepare you for employment and Higher Education. Depending on your ability and progression you may also have the opportunity to train and play with the club's Scholarship Programme.

    This programme is primarily an education programme focused on young players that have played at a county or representative standard in the past. The young people that qualify for the programme will have the opportunity to be selected for the England national U 19's league squads.

  • Entry Requirements

    Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent) 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including english and Maths. Diploma (2 A Level equivalent) 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, to include English with Maths at a minimum of Grade 3. Aged between 16-17 applicants must be enthusiastic about sport and fitness with a particular interest in developing and mastering techniques and skills in Football to enhance performance.
    You will need to be prepared to fully engage in all physical practical sessions, including fixtures where you will represent STFC in a National Development League against other Premier League and Football League teams as well as applying your skills and knowledge to successfully complete the requirements of the BTEC qualifications.




  • What does the course involve

    This programme of study involves a minimum of 6 hours per week of practical sessions which will include Football Coaching from professional FA qualified coaches from Shrewsbury Town Football Club. You will study the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity Development which includes modules such as Coaching for Sports Performance, Sports Leadership, Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Psychology and Sports Massage.


  • How is the course assessed

    The course will be assessed via continuous coursework throughout the two year programme. There will also be two externally assessed examinations.

  • How much does it cost

    Selected players for this programme will be supplied with match-day kit along with a diet and training plan. Successful applicants will be expected to purchase their own STFC full training kit which is to be worn at every training session and matches.

  • Additional Notes

    The College/Club deliver various trips and visits that have costs attached to them. They are not compulsory. However if you wish to take part in any of these speak to any member of the sport team for information and availability.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Ebony Angell

Ebony Angell

Level 3 Adventurous Activities
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I've learnt many new skills on this course such as team building and team work, which I have put into practice with my peers when we have been mountain walking and the weather conditions have been bad.

Nathan Gregson

Nathan Gregson

Level 3 Football & Education Extended Diploma in Sport
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I loved all the practical fitness in the first year of the course and it is so interesting to learn about anatomy and physiology. The tutors and facilities are great with good, professional coaching.

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Career Options

  • Sports coaches, instructors and officials

    Up to £17,000

  • Sports and leisure assistants

    Up to £22,000


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