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Oxford United Advanced Football Programme - Level 2 - Female Team

Course code: SFAV212P

Subject area: Sport

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 2/3

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

9th Sept 2024 - 4th Jul 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

The Oxford United Advanced Football Programme is a brand-new full-time study programme which enables students, aged 16-18 on 1st September 2024, to advance their academic knowledge in the sporting industry alongside football development in partnership with Oxford United. The courses available include a BTEC qualification in Sport Level 3 or Sports Coaching at Level 2, depending on qualifications upon entry.

As part of the selection process applicants will be invited to an official invitation only trial event. Information regarding trial dates will be shared upon application.

This programme is for aspiring and talented female football players who are looking to continue their development in partnership with their education. It has been intentionally designed to give learners a thorough overview of the key knowledge and skills for a career in sport. This includes working with members of the group and developing a wider understanding of the sports industry and how to conduct themselves as a professional.

Applicants will be invited to a trial event at Oxford United’s training ground specifically for this new programme during which successful candidates will be selected.

Professional training will take place around students’ timetable at the Bangkok Glass Training Centre in the Oxford Sports Park. Students will participate in a competitive league competition where they will have the opportunity to compete against other teams and provisions across the region whilst representing Abingdon & Witney College and Oxford United.

Both levels include theory and practical lessons that educate students about the sporting industry. The Level 2 programme is made up of 4 units in one year of study. These units focus on sports leadership, physical and sports education and professional development in the sport industry. The assessment methods are entirely coursework based and include written reports, presentations and practical observations.

Course units
The units you will likely study over the duration of the course:

Level 2 Diploma in Sports Industry Skills (Leading Children’s Sports Activities)

• Working in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry

• Physical and Sports Education in School and Community Settings

• Sports Leadership

• Working as a Sports Leader

What next?
These qualifications provide a natural route into football related roles, further/higher education courses such as Foundation Degrees and Honours Degrees in sport related disciplines, or higher apprenticeships.

Students that finish programmes can progress to further/higher education to study a range of courses including:

• Sports, Coaching and Physical Education

• Football Studies

• Sports and Exercise Science

• Strength and Conditioning

• Sports Therapy

Entry criteria
4 GCSES at grade 3 including English or Maths OR a Level 1 pass in a related subject plus English or Maths, and both English and Maths must be at least grade 2 / Level 1 Functional Skills.
Fee information
There will be a charge from Oxford United for your kit, further information will be provided regarding this during Induction.

Study trips and visits linked to modules are arranged as part of your programme of study. Fees regarding these trips are listed below with further advisement upon the start of the course. A day trip and induction trip fee will be payable at induction and are correct at the time of writing:

Day trip fees: £60 (this covers two trips)

Induction trip fee: £95 (Bootcamp Induction trip)

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £55.00

Total Cost: £55.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £55.00

Total Cost: £55.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £55.00

Total Cost: £55.00

Qualifications received
A BTEC qualification in Sport Level 3 or Sports Coaching at Level 2, depending on qualifications upon entry.
Learning & method assessment
Assessment methods are varied for each unit and include written reports, presentations, practical observations and exams.
User skills
Skills you will develop on this study programme include:

• Football technique and tactical understanding

• Teamwork

• Communication

• Resilience

• Leadership