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Degree 18+

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Didn’t Get The Grades? Don’t Panic.

 

Gemeg Education have teamed up with the University Centre of Doncaster to create a new BSc Degree in Sport Science and Coaching Football that is delivered entirely online.

For the very first time, Gemeg are offering a degree that covers a whole range of topics across the football industry that allows young people the opportunity to study in their own environment, be it from home, at their club or abroad.

Aspiring footballers are increasingly looking at attaining additional qualifications to provide them with wider career options and, perhaps more in the case of non-league footballers, a career in addition to football.

The programme is delivered via the experienced staff at University Centre of Doncaster with support from Gemeg with the three year course the first of its kind to be offered entirely online and is accredited by the University of Hull.

Covering all areas of the game modules include, Foundations of Psychology in Football, Applied Physiology in Strength & Conditioning, Advanced Football Coaching Practice and Talent Development in Football.

Students will be equipped with a skill set that will make them stand out in the competitive workplace environment. Possible careers include performance analysis, football coaching, coach-educator, sport development officer, strength and conditioning coaching, sports psychology or academy coaching.

In addition to formal study, Gemeg have formed a partnership with the University of Valencia, giving students the opportunity to study abroad during their second or third year.

Students can train at the fantastic La Nucia centre in Spain with local based teams furthering the young player’s knowledge of the European game.

Alex Williamson, Business Development Manager at Gemeg, said: “Initial feedback from our Degree has been extremely encouraging, we have met with a number of Premier League and Football League clubs as well as private academies and non-league clubs, who are all massively excited to offer this to their young players.

“Young player development is key to any sports franchise both on and off the pitch, and we believe our BSc degree in Sport Science and Coaching Football is the next step in helping clubs to achieve that.”

Interested? Please book your place below.

 
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Friday Footgolf At The Notleys Golf Club

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Braintree Town Academy spent a day in the sun playing footgolf at The Notleys Golf Course. Fantastic facilities and the staff were very accommodating which added to the fun. All the lads enjoyed the day, and the competitive side of them showed with some very close games. The Academy will be spending every Friday during term time at Notleys Golf Course, working on their technique and most of all, having fun.

The Academy Now Offer A Higher National Diploma

Higher National Diploma – Sport: Coaching and Sports Development

Introduction This course allows you to work towards a Higher Education qualification at HNC Level 4 in your first year and HND Level 5 in your second year of study.  It makes it ideal for those learners taking their first steps in Higher Education or returning to study after a break.

Who is this course for? This course is for students looking to develop a career in sport.  It will be focused on skills knowledge and experience needed to make a successful career in the sports industry. Students will be expected to gain practical coaching experience during the course.

Course Description The HNC Course is a BTEC modular course with the HNC running for one year looking at core units of Applied Sports Coaching, The Evolution of Sport Development and the Sport & Leisure Industry as well as topics such as Managing Resources in Sport & Leisure Management.

The HND course either builds on the knowledge learnt on the HNC as the same modules are studied or is a two year course in its own right.  The HND is a level 4 course in the first year before progressing onto a higher level of study, Level 5 in the second year.  Level 5 is the equivalent of a typically second year undergraduate programme.  The core modules include those of the HNC in addition to Event Management , an in depth Research Project and a Personal / Professional Development Module.

In addition, both courses will improve general study and literacy skills up to the level of the qualification.

Work Experience We honour the importance of a realistic balance between the focus on both your educational development and industry experience. The work experience element of the Higher National Diploma in Sport: Coaching and Sports Development, will equip you with the employability skills to develop a career in the sport of your choice,  with the potential to continue study to a Level 6 Honours Degree.

Duration 1 or 2 years

Entry Requirements Applicants will normally need to have gained 120 UCAS tariff points from; a BTEC Level 3 qualification or a GCE ‘A’ level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one subject.

In addition, 4 or 5 GCSE grades at A* to C or equivalent, including English and Maths.

Other related level 3 qualifications, or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution or related work experience would also be considered. In addition, there will be an interview on a one to one basis.

Course Content The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Sport is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits (It can stand alone or act as the first year for the two year HND Course)

The BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Sport is a qualification with a minimum of 240 credits.

Structure of the Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Sport (QCF).

Year 1:

  • Applied Sports coaching
  • The Evolution of Sports Development
  • The Sport and Leisure Industry
  • Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Well Being
  • Work-based Experience
  • Managing Resources in Sport and Leisure Management
  • Skill Acquisition in Sport
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise

Year 2:

  • Research Project
  • Principles of Sports Coaching
  • Managing Sports Development
  • Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
  • Event Management in Sport & Leisure
  • Field Based Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Analysis of Sports Performance

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Or call: 01376 330976  

Trials

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Request a Trial

Braintree Town Academy is an academic programme and we only trial players for the Academy and Under 21s, however if we feel your ability is good enough, we will not hesitate in putting you onto a first team pathway.

If you’re successful, you will then join the education programme for the academic year studying one of the below.

  • BTEC – Level 2 & 3.
  • Degree in Sports Science & Coaching Football.
  • Apprenticeship.

Age

  • 15 year olds (year 11 students) – to 20 year olds.

Please note:

  • Trials are currently only open to UK based applicants.
  • Trials are only for the Academy (academic programme).
  • We do not accommodate and all students will be required to travel to Braintree and Witham 5 days a week.
     

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