Dunclug College is thrilled to offer an exciting opportunity for young football and sport fans to complete a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalent to three A levels). This course will be delivered in partnership with Rangers Soccer Academy and will deliver first class teaching and coaching to the students.
In partnership with Rangers Soccer Academy our students will have opportunity to engage in a course with a focus on blending education and skills development. They will attend class each morning where the focus will be on education and attainment, whilst the afternoon sessions will be devoted to skills development. Whilst developing football skills on the pitch, students will also learn the fundamentals of coaching and refereeing and begin to develop an understanding of the power of video analysis when coaching. Students will benefit from A grade coaches from Rangers Football Club – a world class level of coaching – all within Dunclug College. This is a fabulous opportunity to put into practice the theory learned in the classroom and to make learning come alive. Senior Soccer Academies Executive and Scout, Phil Cowen will be the lead contact in this partnership with Rangers Soccer Academy. Phil has an established relationship with the school having taken former pupils on trial and supported them in their bid to secure professional contracts with the club. Through this partnership, Phil will ensure top class coaching and skills development for the young players involved, and will instil the core values needed to succeed in education and in a career within the football industry.
The qualification consists of 10 mandatory units plus 4 optional units. There is no compensation for the mandatory units. These units must be successfully achieved to access the equivalent of three A levels and secure progression into employment or directly to University. Among others, units include Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Development, Investigating Business in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry and Skills Acquisition in Sport.
This is a fabulous opportunity for any student who wishes to progress to University or pursue a career in sport. This allows access to a huge number of courses available, leading to a wide range of career opportunities. As a full-time student of Dunclug College you will have access to our pastoral support, SEN and Careers support.