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Sport (Academies)

Extended Diploma (Academies) Level 3

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 3
Start date Sep 2023
Duration 2 years

To complement your sports studies, we also run sports academies including athletics, basketball, cricket, football, netball and rugby. These are run in partnership with some fantastic organisations including Rushden & Diamonds Football Club, Titans Basketball Club, Northampton County Cricket Club and Coventry Rugby Club. Academy members can access high quality coaching sessions, and work experience, with a nationally recognised vocational qualification achieved at the end of the course.

Our Sports Academies will help you to fulfill your sporting ambitions alongside your studies Available to all students studying a relevant course in Sport, our academies provide sport specific coaching sessions to share essential skills and knowledge and help raise your skills to another level. The sessions cover strength and conditioning, and you’ll be given access to the college physiotherapist, and in-house sports massage clinic. As part of the academy, you will also undertake commercial work experience and learn and develop the skills you need to excel as a sports professional.

This is a full time course taking place on four to five days per week. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into 1 hour - 2 hour lessons. If you are part of our sports academies further training and game-play will also be a part of your timetable.

Assessments for our sports studies courses vary depending on your level of study. Expect everything from written work and practical tests, to presentations and work-based learning assessments. Your course could also include end-of-year exams, research projects and laboratory reports

To join one of our sports academies you need to show determination, commitment and a desire to improve your talent and skills alongside completing your existing studies. You don’t need to be an exceptional athlete to be considered for a sports academy, however trials may be necessary for entry into some.

In addition you must also satisfy the entry requirements of your main course qualification:

  • Level 3 Diploma: four GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma: four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

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Athletics Track

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Natural Turf Pitches

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Artificial Pitches

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Strength and Conditioning Suite

John Asby Sports Centre
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John Ashby Sports Hall


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