What Are The Academies?

The Academies have been established this year following the success of our Football, Basketball, Dance and Golf sporting clubs. The clubs have grown in popularity each year and we hope to ensure all young people interested in sport are provided with specific Sport and Leisure learning pathways.

Students have the opportunity to follow a two year BTEC Level 2 or 3 qualification in sport or a Sports Leaders Level 2 and 3 with advanced coaching qualifications in Basketball, and Dance or Fitness training.

We hope that the Sports Academy students leave here after two years with the necessary qualifications to go on to Higher Education or are able to enter the leisure industry and progress very quickly into managerial roles.

As a pre-requisite to the Academy, all students must take part in community work within local primary school or with younger years within our school as part of their curriculum time.

All students who join the Academy will be required to enter into an agreement with the school to ensure attendance, performance in the classroom, attitude to learning and personal presentation are exemplary at all times.

What Qualifications Are Available?

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Sports Leaders Level 2

This is a Nationally recognised qualification which focuses on sport to give young people leadership skills, especially communication and organisation skills.

Cricket Leaders Award

The aim of the Cricket Young Leaders Award is to raise the profile of cricket within a Young Leadership role, inspire Young Leaders to get actively involved with cricket and help provide additional support for Kwik Cricket tournaments.

Dance Award

A five-day course aimed at giving an all round understanding of the skills required to lead dance in the community. The course is full of relevant and useful information embedded within both practical and theoretical sessions.

Qualified Football Referee

Candidates must complete a full FA Enhanced CRB check, attend a 3 hour FA Safeguarding Children Workshop (candidates 14 -16 complete a CD ROM based module on Safeguarding Children) and Referee 6 x 11 a side competitive league or friendly or school fixtures.

Sports Leaders Level 3

On this course, students will develop the skills learned on the level two course to complete 40 hours of Sports Work Experience.

Community Dance Leaders

A five-day course aimed at giving an all round understanding of the skills required to lead dance in the community. The course is full of relevant and useful information embedded within both practical and theoretical sessions.

Basketball Leaders Award

This course normally consists of two sessions of an hour duration; Unit 1 deals with the techniques of coaching whilst Unit 2 concentrates on coaching skills and drills.