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Stamford Football Academy Diploma Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Develop your football skills and ability through practical learning and regular participation in competitive league matches with teams at your level. You will study at our Borderville Sports Complex, home to Stamford AFC’s Zeeco Stadium, where you will not only have the opportunity to gain a qualification whilst training for a career as a semi-professional footballer, but also receive your coaching from football industry experts and former professional football players.


Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grades 3/​D or above including English and maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification.

Need to re-sit? No problem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/​C in GCSE maths or English, you’ll resit your exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

Potential Future Career

Progress to the Sport (Football Development Centre) or Extended Diploma Level 3, or an Exercise and Fitness, or PE School Sport Apprenticeship, or enter employment.

Course Content

You will study the following units:


  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Fitness Testing
  • Practical Sport


  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Work Experience
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Research Methods
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology


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My tutors encouraged me to get real experience writing a sports column for the local paper, I now have a place on a Sports Journalism Degree at University.

Sarah Drew



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