BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Age range
16-19 years old
Course duration
2 years
Visa requirements for international students
Student Visa
Education provider
FCV/Pitsford School


UK Based Students – £24,995
EU & International Students – £29,995
Day Students – £12,995

Deposit of £3,995 required to secure place and remainder of the fees to be paid in instalments throughout the year.


Football course, academic course, accommodation, 3 meals per day, training kit, matchday kit & welfare support


UK Students – Course delivered in house at the academy by FCV, lead by our Head of Education.

EU & International Students –  Course delivered by prestigious independent day school, Pitsford School or Loughborough College


BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development a two-year course, requiring 15 hours of study per week, which are fitted in around the football training. The vocational course explores different areas of employment in the sports sector, and is perfect for those aspiring to a career in sport.

The International Football Academy can now offer the BTEC course to full time students who start with us in January of each year, as well as the regular September starters.

Course Content

The course consists of 12 units which explore a variety of different areas, including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Sports Injuries

The BTEC will be delivered in term time every Tuesday and Thursday at both locations, students attending Pitsford School will be transported by academy bus.

The course is delivered in a vocational manner, with assessments ranging from written reports, portfolios and posters to verbal assessments, presentations, and practical observations.

During the first-year, students will study the BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma, which on successful completion will enable them to progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in year two.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at Grade C/4 and above, English and Maths or the equivalent in their own country.

We offer a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport, this course will run from September to May. Once students successfully complete this qualification they will be able to progress on to their Level 3 BTEC.

Progression opportunities

Upon Successful completion of the Level 3 BTEC, you will have the equivalent of 3 A levels (please see table below), providing progression opportunities into full time employment or Higher Education. For further information on degree courses offered at the Academy click here