Football Academy Programme

NVQ Coach Education Programme

NVQ Coach Education Programme

 

The NVQ Coach Education Programme combines nationally accredited vocational qualifications from the sports and coaching industry with FA Coaching qualifications.  The programme then works in partnership with the Chelsea FC Foundation to provide work experience placements in the Crawley and the surrounding areas*.

 

Year 12 Qualifications

  • 1st4Sport Qualifications L2 NVQ in Activity Leadership
  • FA Level 1 in Coaching Football
  • FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid In Football
  • FA Safeguarding Children

Year 13 Qualifications

  • 1st4Sport Qualifications L3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport
  • FA Level 2 in Coaching Football
  • Leading onto L3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development

 

The Thomas Bennett Community College Football Academy have staff who are accredited to deliver FA Level 1, 2 and UEFA’B coaching badges and support students through the courses over a year’s course.  Alongside the technical qualifications the programme runs all the Crawley primary school football events for both girls and boys throughout the year.

 

The programme aims to support students towards progressing towards specific football development or coaching courses at university or employment in coaching industry in the UK or abroad.

* All opportunities of working with CFCF as a volunteer or coach are dependent on a clear DBS disclosure

 

Entry requirements – Those students who do not gain 5 GCSE Level 4’s or above including Maths and English will join the NVQ Coach Education Programme

L3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport

L3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport

 

The Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport is an A’ Level equivalent qualification which covers a wide range of sporting areas.  Students will use a variety of methods to show understanding of the following subjects:

 

Year 12 Topics

  • Body Systems
  • Sports Coaching
  • Performance Analysis
  • Nutrition
  • Sports and Health Testing
  • Sports Injuries

Year 13 Qualifications

  • Improving Fitness for Sport
  • Sports Psychology
  • Working Safely in the Sports industry
  • Organisation of sporting events
  • Biomechanics

 

Students can study the Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport at one of 3 options:

  • L3 Diploma – Equivalent to 2 A’ Levels
    For students who gain at least 5 GCSE Level 4’s or above including Maths and English
     
  • L3 Extended Diploma - Equivalent to 3 A’ Levels
    For students who gain at least 5 GCSE Level 6’s or above including Maths and English**
     
  • L3 Diploma – Equivalent to 2 A’ Levels plus an extra A’ Level from our current 6th Form Provision **
    For students who gain at least 5 GCSE Level 6’s or above including Maths and English

** Students who study these courses will have a reduced football programme but will still take part in regular games programme.

Football Provision

Football Provision

 

Students will be part of a full time training programme on our 4G training facility, which will cover technical, tactical and physical elements of football to an elite level, helping develop both their ability and understanding of the game. Teams will compete in U19’s leagues as well as the National and -County Cup competitions to enable them to transfer their learning into real game scenarios.

 

UEFA ‘A License coaches will work with players to coach and manage all squad members in sessions and in a competitive league with both development and success on the agenda.  Differing systems of play, opposition analysis and individual player feedback will all create an environment designed to mature not only the player’s ability but their mental and social approach to the game.

Chelsea FC training & match kit will be worn by students at all times, a fee of £215 for the kit will be required to cover these costs.