Sport - Manchester City

Faculty of Sport - Manchester City

Attendance Options: Full Time


What will I study?

This Level 3 course does contain a generous amount of sports participation alongside the football element of the programme. Practical elements occur within many units such as Sports Coaching, Fitness testing, Fitness training and Programming. The practical elements of the course will be supported by class tasks, logbooks and both written and practical assessments to demonstrate your knowledge of the unit. These units include :


Unit 1 - Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

Unit 2 - The Physiology of Fitness

Unit 3 - Assessing Risk in Sport

Unit 4 - Fitness Training and Programming

Unit 5 - Sports coaching

Unit 6 - Sports Development

Unit 7 - Fitness testing for Sport and Exercise

Unit 8 - Practical Team Sports

Unit 9 - Practical Individual Sports

Unit 10 - Leadership in Sport

In addition, students will play in the City in the Community BTEC league as well as national competitions.  They will also undertake various qualifications relevant to the course.

There are volunteering opportunities available including CTIC events, disability sports and school events.

How will I be assessed?

Learner work is assessed and marked internally using a broad range of assessment methods. Marked work audits will be completed on a regular basis throughout the duration of the course to ensure consistently high levels of Quality Assurance. Each individual unit is graded Pass (P), Merit (M) or Distinction (D).

What will this lead to?

This course particularly suits those wanting to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector as coaches, instructors and leaders and who also have a real passion for football.

It is also ideal for those wishing to progress to higher education to study a sport related degree such as coaching, sports development and sports science.

This course is linked to the Manchester City Community Football Coaching degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. Alongside the academic aspect of the course, you will also have access to quality coaching to enhance your football skills and playing ability.

Entry requirements

Entry Level Courses : 
Skills for Life & Work 
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.  
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND). 

Skills & Employability  
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3  

Full Time ESOL
No formal qualification are required for this course, you will recieve an offer of a place subject to passing an assessment;

Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an assessment. 

Full Time Level 1 Course 
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3. 

Full Time Level 2 Course 
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1 in the chosen subject, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths. 
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.  

Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2 in the chosen subject,
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs in some subject areas.  

T Level 
Minimum of 5 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 5 or above. 
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 5 in a GCSE Science subject.


How to apply

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If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.