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Oxford United Advanced Football Programme - Level 3 - Female Team

Course code: SFAW109P

Subject area: Sport

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 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 3 programme is made up of 14 units across two years of study and covers a range of topics from the human anatomy to fitness training and testing, to sport psychology, business and how sport is changing around us in sports development. Assessment methods are varied for each unit and include written reports, presentations, practical observations and exams.

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

Year 1:

• Anatomy and Physiology

• Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

• Professional Development in the Sports Industry

• Sports Leadership

• Application of Fitness Testing

• Practical Sports Performance

• Sport Psychology

• Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Year 2:

• Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity

• Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry

• Skill Acquisition in Sport

• Principles and Practices for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

• Coaching for Performance

• Research Methods in Sport

• Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport

• Sport Injury Management

What next?
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching, Fitness and Development provides a natural route into higher education for courses such as Foundation Degrees and Honors Degrees in sport related disciplines.

The majority of students that finish the sports course tend to progress to university to study a range of course including:

• Sports, Coaching and Physical Education

• Sports and Event Management

• Sports and Exercise Science

• Strength and Conditioning

Entry criteria
5 GCSEs at grade 4 including English or Maths OR a pass in the subject at level 2, with English and Maths not lower than a grade 3/Functional Skills L2 and at least grade 4 in one of English or Maths.
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: £130 (Bootcamp Induction trip)

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

The 19+ full fee section displays the full fee that may apply. Fee reductions for 19+ are not applicable for this course.

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: £70.00

Total Cost: £70.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £3,888.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Total Cost: £3,958.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Total Cost: £70.00

Qualifications received
Year 1:

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport

Year 2:

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport

Learning & method assessment
You will be assessed through a variety of engaging methods including written assessments, exams, presentations, practical performances and booklets.
User skills
This course provides learners with the opportunity to develop the essential skills and current knowledge required to progress into higher education and/or the sport or similar industry. These include:

• Understanding of key anatomical structures and functions

• How to develop training programmes for specific groups

• Motivation and confidence

• How to apply your skills to areas of the industry

• Improved knowledge and understanding within sport

• Team working and communication skills.