Is this course right for me?

Are you a keen sports person? Are you looking to develop your performance? Would you like to gain a detailed academic knowledge of sport?

This course allows you to understand the make-up of elite sporting performance, covering areas from coaching and psychology to nutrition and injuries.

Throughout the course, you will benefit from the experience of the Grŵp's sports staff, many of whom are current practitioners in their respective fields. This will enable you to put into practice what has been learnt in the classroom. You will develop the knowledge, confidence and leadership skills to start your career, or to progress into Higher Education. You will be able to work or study in fields such as sports development, sports coaching, fitness instructing and physical education.

This is the main Level 3 programme for the football and rugby academies.

Entry requirements:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including GCSE Mathematics and English or Welsh (1st Language) at grade C or D
  • or
  • Level 2 Diploma pass in a relevant subject
  • Attendance at an interview

Delivery:

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)

Assessment:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation

There may also be some external tests.

Progression:

Completion of this course will provide you with various options in employment and education.

You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sport Science (Sports Coaching)
  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sports Science (Outdoor Recreation)

Alternatively, you may apply to other institutions for Degrees, Foundation Degrees and HNDs in Outdoor subjects, Sports Science, Sports Development, Geography, Nursing, Teacher Training and Computing, to name just a few.

You could also move into employment, either directly or after further study. Previous students have secured roles at sport, leisure or outdoors facilities as instructors, supervisors and managers. Others have been accepted into the Police, the Army and the Royal Marines.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    Our excellent facilities at the Rhos-on-Sea Campus include a full size, floodlit, 3G artificial football pitch suitable for staging top level football matches plus a fenced, drained, floodlit grassed area.