Gain a BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Sport


Receive UEFA qualified football coaching 6 hours a week


Represent Cinderford Town’s Under 18 side


To ensure that all learners are prepared for the future, the scholarship includes a full time education package incorporating:

– BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, worth up to 3 A levels
– Allows access to university
– Opportunities for vocational qualifications including FA Level 1
– Opens the door to a coaching career in football
– Up to 6 hours of training per week
– Fixtures programme
– Represent Cinderford Town in the Midland Floodlit Youth League

All learning will take place at the Community Hub at Forest High School in Cinderford. All learners will have access to a bespoke Virtual Learning Environment, which facilitates the teacher in delivering personalised learning for individuals.

Learners will have the opportunity to train for up to 6 hours per week with a UEFA B qualified football coach. Training will be supplemented with regular fixtures in the Midland Floodlit Youth
League as well as other fixtures under the Cinderford Town banner.

If you are interested in taking part, please email academy@cinderfordtown.co.uk or register for the trials at http://academy.cinderfordtown.co.uk/trials. For further information please visit www.vluk.org

About the BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Sport


This qualification is equivalent to 3 A levels and is typically the major qualification in a full two-year study programme. It allows students to specialise in this sector with a view to progression to higher education. There will also be the opportunity to complete a number of coaching qualifications and work experience as part of the programme to make you more employable.

The new specification covers a range of subjects that are current and will prepare you for the sports industry.


The Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma enables students to learn about the theory behind sport in great depth. It gives them the opportunity to gain experience for use in the work place or as a stepping stone to higher education. The variety of subjects gives students the opportunity to study most areas of sport and allows them to decide which field they wish to work towards.

Students are expected to have grade 4’s  (C’s) in English, maths and science. Students are expected to retake GCSE English or maths if grade 4’s (C’s) are not achieved.

Key Areas

The students will cover a range of units which will be assessed in a number of different ways.
Internal assignments: Work-related assignments set and marked by the centre.
External Tasks: Practical, work-related tasks, set and marked by Pearson.
Written exams: Written answers to practical questions set and marked by Pearson.
Synoptic units: Students can demonstrate that they can apply skills, knowledge and techniques learned.

The following units are mandatory within the course:
• Anatomy and physiology
• Fitness training and programming for health sports and well-being
• Professional development in the sports industry
• Sports leadership
• Practical sports performance
• Coaching for sports performance
• Research methods in sport
• Development and provision of sport and physical activity
• Investigating business in sport and active leisure
• Acquiring skill in sport

GCSE English and maths programme is also embedded into this course for those who do not gain a C.

Entry Criteria

• 4 GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above, one of which must be English Language and Science.

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