This is a one year programme.

This course runs as part of the Redditch United Football Academy which enables both male and female learners to gain a vocational sport qualification alongside full-time football coaching. As part of the football programme learners will be able to receive 6 hours of football coaching from UEFA licenced coaches per week and have the opportunity to take part in regional and national competitions. Redditch United is keen to develop youth players for their senior teams and players will have the opportunity to show they are suitable for this progression. This course takes place at Redditch United’s Valley Stadium which has just had a £900,000 development including a new 3G, changing facilities and student classrooms.

The OCR Level 2 Technical Diploma aims to provide learners with an introduction to a number of roles through an engagement with physical education and sport including teaching, activity leadership and coaching for young people. The qualification provides learners with guidance on further opportunities, including how to contribute to a variety of sports programmes as a sports leader and/or coach. This Level 2 programme provides a great stepping stone to our Level 3 Sports programmes and in addition provides an opportunity to re-sit English and Maths GCSE for those who did not achieve a C grade.

This programme is delivered at Redditch United’s Valley Stadium, however learners may be asked to attend occasional sessions/assessments at Bournville College in Longbridge.

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Practical Sport
Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
Fitness Testing and Training
Nutrition for Sports Performance
Development of Personal Fitness
Effects of Exercise on the Body Systems
Planning and Leading Sports Activities
Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport

Functional Skills are a compulsory part of all Sixth Form Centre courses.  Students set targets to improve their skills and gain qualifications, in English, Maths and/or IT. The Functional Skills and levels taken are based on initial assessment and previous GCSE results.  There is a particular emphasis on skills required for Sport. Students build up a folder of evidence from their vocational work and may be required to sit one or more tests.

Students develop their skills through practical sessions, group and personal activities. The course consists of lessons that are 50% practical and 50% theory in nature. Theory lessons will cover all aspects of criteria listed under ‘content’ above. Initial practical sessions will be coach led, relating the theory to practice. Students will be expected to lead coaching sessions as part of groups, pairs and individually.

Up to 20% of the learning on this course will be delivered online, through flipped learning or online lessons.

Students will be continually assessed throughout the year by:

Portfolio of evidence
Practical demonstration/assignment
Task-based controlled assessment
Questioning of underpinning knowledge - either verbal or written.
Peer assessment and participant feedback
Notes completed during the course
Video/photographic evidence
Witness statements

OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport

On successful completion and based on attendance, punctuality, meeting deadlines and behaviour, students have the opportunity to progress onto one of our BTEC Level 3 courses.

Four GCSEs grade D which must include English
Have a passion for sport and coaching
Be able to take part in a competitive football environment

If you are interested in studying OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport, please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300, call in or email

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