You will study a wide variety of topics including sports coaching, analysis of sports performance, anatomy and physiology, sports massage, and sports leadership to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to progress in this competitive industry. 


  • Written assessments
  • Practical and skills assessments
  • Practical delivery of coaching sessions
  • Presentations to staff and students


During your time with us, you will develop academically, as well as socially and emotionally, with the view of preparing you for employment or Higher Education. The course can lead to possible careers in coaching, personal training, leisure centre management, sports tutoring, the armed forces, or sports event management. Our footballing pathways allow our talented players to progress into semi-professional football with local clubs. You may decide to progress onto Higher Education with us on our Level 4 HNC/D in Sport and Exercise Science. 

Entry Requirements

For advanced Vocational courses, students are required to have five grade 4s at GCSE, which must include either English or mathematics. For our elite programmes additional assessment evenings may be required.


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NameAvailable AtStart DateAcademic YrApply
(Football Academy) Sport Diploma Level 3Eccles Sixth Form College12/09/202324/25
(Football Academy) Sport Diploma Level 3Eccles Sixth Form College13/09/202223/24

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