Reading FC Community Trust Level 1 Football Programme

This qualification aims to help support your personal development through acquiring skills and knowledge in sport, exercise and fitness. The qualification also allows you to gain personal transferable skills that can be applied to the workplace or further study.

Be part of a league winning team! This year Reading FC Community Trusts football squad made history by winning the T3 Tactic League for the very first time. In a very competitive league containing JMA and Bracknell Town FC among others, the Reading squad displayed not only a high level of technical and tactical proficiency but were also able to incorporate the life skills they have developed over the course of the year.

This programme is therefore ideal for learners who aspire to develop their football ability and skills, whilst also learning about professional conduct and behaviour and the expectations and attributes of a professional athlete.

The core units are:

  • Being organised
  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Working with others
  • Researching a topic

Plus 6 optional units:

  • How exercise affects the body
  • Playing sport
  • Training for fitness
  • Keeping active and healthy
  • Contribute to running a sports event
  • Coaching skills in sport

You will also work towards achieving GCSE maths and English.

This qualification consists of credits. You will study four core units and six optional units. The range of optional units will enable you to focus on a particular strand of learning and interest whilst the mandatory units provide a good introduction to support progress into the workplace or further study.

All units are graded to encourage skills development and performance. You will have a work experience placement with Reading Football Club. The work experience element is key to providing opportunities to enthuse you and allow you to experience working in a community role within a professional sport club or sport and leisure industry environment.

At the end of the qualification you will gain the BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport.

At the end of the year you will achieve a BTEC L1 Diploma in Sport.

You will improve your footballing skills and ability, professional standards and personal attributes, fitness and ability.

NCFE L2 in Sport with the Football pathway.

Applicants for a Level 1 programme will normally have:

  • a strong interest in their chosen programme of study
  • the commitment to work towards improving English and Maths as part of the programme
  • the ability to discuss past experiences of education and future ambitions.

This is a full time programme where you will be required to attend 5 days a week.

The Reading Community Trust FC have great facilities with access to the dome as well as 4G pitch.

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