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This is a 1-2 year, Full Time football course, suitable for those who value the importance of academic study and training. In essence, it offers an opportunity for you to gain a recognised qualification whilst working on your football ability, strength and conditioning, as well as your football ambitions. The course offers you the chance to be trained by a UEFA licenced coach, on a Full Time basis, as well as competing at a high level of football.
You will have a good football ability, be involved in practical sport, football coaching and physical fitness classes, during which you will develop your practical knowledge and skills as a footballer and coach, as well as your own personal fitness and training understanding.
You will be in College for 5 days a week to complete a mixture of football, fitness and theory sessions and will also be expected to undergo home study to ensure completion of all coursework. Assessment methods will include projects, exams and practical performance observations. The practical to theory ratio for this course is 30:70.
To study Football Studies Level 3 you must:
Show enthusiasm for the subject
Demonstrate evidence of good skills in football
Enjoy working with other people and have good interpersonal skills
Have a commitment to study
To study this course you must also have 5 GCSEs at grace C/4 or higher, including English and Maths OR a related Level 2 qualification PLUS grade C/4 or higher in English and Maths.
In addition to these requirements you must also have previous playing experience, this can include:
Professional club involvement
County FA School of Excellence
National, county or district representation
Weekend league participation
We hold several football trials throughout the year which you will be required to attend and individuals will be selected based on performance.
The Football Academy at Lancaster & Morecambe College is a Full Time football programme that runs in line with your academic qualification. Open to16-19 year olds studying Sport & Public Services, acceptance is completed through a trial selection process.
Full-time education and training in football
Excellent progression routes, including scholarships to USA & Canada
European project opportunities, including a football tour to Alicante
Strength and conditioning training
There are a wide variety of activities for our Football Studies students, these include:
Daily football training with UEFA licensed coaches
Competing at a high level against other colleges in Aoc Sport Category 1 & Category 2
FA Level 1 Coaching in Football certification
Weekly strength and conditioning training
Opportunities for European visits for coaching and cultural experiences
National Citizen Service programme
Duke of Edinburgh Award
2 week work placement
Modules available to study on this course include:
Anatomy & Physiology • Fitness Training & Programming • Health, Sport & Wellbeing • Professional Development in the Sports Industry • Sports Leadership • Application of Fitness Testing • Practical Sports Performance • Coaching for Performance • Research Methods in Sport • Sports Event Organisation • Sports Injury Management • Development & Provision of Sport • Physical Activity • Skill Acquisition in Sport • Sports Performance Analysis • Rules, Regulations & Officiating in Sport • Technical & Tactical Demands of Sport • Exercise, Health & Lifestyle • Current Issues in Sport
This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including course work, assignments, practical observations and externally assessed examinations and externally assessed set tasks.
Industry links provided on this course include:
• The completion of a 2 week work placement within the industry
• Opportunities to train with Morecambe FC Scholars
• The chance to visit European countries to take part in coaching
This course can lead onto:
Sport Level 4 HNC and Sport Level 5 HND at LMC
University to study a Sport related degree
Football Scholarships in America or Canada
Professional football contracts
Semi-professional football contracts
Employment in the Fitness and Leisure industry
LMC Sport alumni students have progressed onto a range of exciting job roles such as: Footballer, Personal Trainer, Sport Development Officer, Sports Coach, PE Teacher and Fitness Instructor
You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in the industry.
If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.
For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email email@example.com
Course code: A32696-A1B
The Football Academy at Lancaster & Morecambe College is a Full Time Education & Football programme for 16–19 year olds, delivered by UEFA qualified coaches. The Academy can offer you:
Acceptance onto Level 3 Football Studies, and into The Football Academy, is completed through a trial selection process.