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Confidence for Coaching

A cohort of our Year 12 and Year 13 Sport Coaching students did not let self isolation or lockdown deter them from continuing with their self development and learning towards becoming qualified Sport Coaches.

They completed an additional and optional qualification offered by the FA Playmaker scheme which has been put in place of the Level 1 qualfiication due to the requirement for face to face teaching.

The FA Playmaker supported by BT,  is a new, free online entry-level football course perfect for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football.

The students had to complete five modules in total from their laptop, tablet or mobile. These were :

- make football 'For All'

- connect with your players

- create fun sessions

- keep football safe

- take your next step.


BTEC Nationals have always required applied learning that brings together knowledge and understanding with practical and technical skills. This qualification is intended for post-16 learners wanting to progress directly to employment in the coaching and development sector as an assistant coach. It is equivalent in size to one A Level and attracts UCAS points; so, when studied alongside other Level 3 qualifications as part of the study programme, it also supports progression to a wide range of higher education courses.

We are always amazed at the enthusiasm and drive our students have for their chosen subjects and how they have an eye on their future career paths.