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Boys Futsal Academy – Btec Level 3 Extended Diploma In Sport

Study with Bristol City Community Trust in 2018/19! 

Bristol City Community Trust’s BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a two-year course suitable for post-16 males of all playing abilities who have a keen interest in developing an insight into the practicalities within the sport industry.

Based inside the newly-redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium, students will study in purpose-built classrooms and facilities, creating a perfect learning environment to thrive within.

Alongside the academic studies, where 15 sports related units will be covered, students will train and play on a weekly basis, representing Bristol City Football Club against other professional clubs in competitive fixtures, aiding the courses uniqueness.

Extra-curricular activities are also embedded within the Level 3 Diploma course, with National Citizen Service (NCS) being a prime example. NCS will be undertaken in the first year of the course and will assist students in developing friendships amongst peers, enhancing social and personal skills, while giving them the chance to conduct purposeful work in the local community.

National and international tours are also an integral part of the course. The Trust provides opportunities for students to visit world-famous stadia, including the likes of The Emirates (Arsenal), The Etihad (Manchester City) and White Hart Lane (Tottenham Hotspur).

Each year also sees students train and play abroad, with recent trips including visits to Croatia and Germany. These trips are optional but act as aspiration opportunities for students to engage and learn from.

The Trust are extremely committed to enhancing students’ employability skills, which is why student who enrol on to this course have access to valuable work experience in community or academy projects. This opportunity allows students to enhance their delivery and CV accordingly, which can assist them in getting a head start in their career path.

Course Summary

Academic Qualification

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence.


  • Equivalent to three A-Levels
  • 12 hours of education per week
  • Equivalent to ten hours of futsal per week
  • 15 units relating to physical education, ranging from anatomy and physiology to sport as a business
  • Primarily assessed through weekly courses with three exams across the two years
  • Training sessions led by UEFA qualified coaches
  • Participate in National Citizen Service (NCS)
  • Opportunities to take part in national and international trips


This course is FREE for all students. There is however, a compulsory £200 (approx.) cost for Bristol City kit.

Start Date

September 2018

Prerequisites to Apply

  • A minimum of five A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and maths
  • An interest towards playing regular football or futsal

Exit Routes

  • University or American scholarships
  • Job opportunities at Bristol City Football Club or Bristol City Community Trust
  • Job opportunities within the leisure industry
  • Apprenticeships

For further information on the course please e-mail, fill out this form online or contact the Trust on 0117 963 0636.