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Strachan Football Personal Development Course

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

Strachan Football Personal Development is a unique course that provides an excellent opportunity for 16-19-year-olds with a passion for football. This course will develop your dynamic footballing skills, explore your personal fitness potential as well as increase your qualifications and employment prospects. This course can lead to a rewarding career in coaching, youth work and sports facility management and maintenance. ? 

 

This course is delivered in partnership by the Spartans Community Football Academy and Edinburgh College. You will have the opportunity to play in the Scottish Student Sports leagues and cup competitions as well as experience coaching workshops and masterclasses delivered by nationally recognised football coaches and practitioners. This is a one-year course and, upon completion, you will gain a National Certificate in Sport and Fitness with the opportunity to progress onto a further study. 

 

What you will learn

You will study subject areas that will help you understand?how the body works and adapts to sport and exercise and how to work effectively and safely as a team. There will be focus and support on improving: 

  • Written and Communication Skills 
  • Sporting Performance 
  • Testing your Own and Others Fitness Levels 
  • The Positive Impact of Sport and Physical Activity on the Individual and the Community 

 

How the course is assessed

You will be continually assessed through a variety of methods including written assessments, logbooks, group exercises, projects, assignments and practical tasks and observations. 

Number of days per week

  • 4-5 days per week

Entry requirements

  • Core and essentials skills at National 3 or above 
  • You must be motivated and committed to making improvements to your football playing ability, are keen to learn, want to gain further qualifications and improve your employment prospects 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • The first step in the application process is to attend a football trial at The Academy. Students who are successful at the trial will then be invited to apply for the full Strachan Personal Development course

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Adventure Leadership Studies (Employment Development) taught at Edinburgh College 
  • SVQ Level 2 courses in Sports Coaching or Activity Leadership  
  • Exercise and Fitness Studies 

Career options

It may be possible for you to gain direct entry to employment as a: 

  • Recreation assistant 
  • Assistant coach 
  • Assistant lifeguard 
  • Sports leader 
  • Gain a traineeship which could offer further worked based learning in relevant areas perhaps leading to a Modern Apprenticeship 

 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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