Faculty of
Sport, Travel & Public Services

Sport Manchester City Academy


  • Title: Sport Manchester City Academy
  • Code: F82162
  • Level: Level 3
  • Length: 2 Year(s)
  • Term: Full Time
  • Faculty: Sport, Travel & Public Services

Sports coaching, Physical education, Fitness instruction, Sports development and leisure management.

Starter: £14-18,000

Experienced: £20,000 to £25,000

Highly Experienced: £35,000 or more

These figures are a guide.


Course is free to 16-18 year olds

Potential costs include:

Kit and uniform,

Workbooks and printing and

Disclosure and Barring Service approval (DBS) 

The level 3 Extended Diploma consists of a range of different topics with a focus on football. The units prepare you for a career within the football industry and include: Sports Coaching, Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness Training, Fitness Testing, Sports Leadership, Practical Sports Performance, Sports Psychology and much more. Each unit covered in the classroom will be applied in an accompanying training session with UEFA A & B qualified coaches. 

No Formal Entry Requirements
Online via College website. For further information contact lisa.McKay@cityfootball.com
The course is assessed through a wide variety of assessment methods. All units are internally assessed using a broad range of assessment methods such as written reports, posters, practical, projects, presentations and work experience. Each individual unit is graded Pass (P), Merit (M) or Distinction (D) coming out with the equivalent of 3 A-Levels. Each assessment helps develop the skills you require for progression to university and ultimately work within the sports industry. 
The BTEC qualification in sports have been developed to meet employment opportunities in the sports and active leisure sector. Itb allows full time learners the opportunity to enter employment in this sector or progress to higher education. Progression onto higher education in sports related degrees is an extremely common pathway for BTEC learners.
5 GCSEs grade C/4 or above to include English language and mathematics.

Love Sport and have a passion for Football? Want to gain a great education and develop as a player? Possess a work hard and play hard mentality? Come play and study with us!!

This course is particularly aimed at learners with a passion for football, wanting to enter employment in the sports and active leisure sector as coaches, instructors and leaders. It is ideal for those wishing to progress into higher education to study sports related degrees such as coaching, sports development and sports science. Alongside the academic aspect of the course, you will also have access to high quality coaching to enhance your football skills and playing ability.

FdSc Sports and Exercise Science

FdA Sports Coaching

BA (Hons) Sports Coaching Top-up

As part of the course you will be required to complete work experience in a variety of sports settings. Learning through participation in a wide range of sporting roles including organising sports events, refereeing and officiating, designing fitness programmes and coaching.

Fitness and Exercise F05711, Physical Education in School Sports (PESS), Personal Training,

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000