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Open training sessions 

We are pleased to announce a series of training dates for students who have declared an interest in joining the BTEC Football Development Programme at Nottingham Forest Football Club, one of the fastest growing Football Development Programmes in the Midlands.

The open training sessions are scheduled for 90 mins in duration and registration will take place 30 mins before the stated start time. There will be a question and answer session with the coaches and tutors immediately after the session. Each student will be required to bring moulded boots, shin pads, drinks and suitable training kit. Parents/Guardians will be welcome to observe the session and meet with the coaches/tutors afterwards to ask any questions and return conditional contract offers.

The training sessions will take place at our state of the art purpose built 3G facility, The Forest Sports Zone, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6LD.

See below key training dates for 2019:

  • Tuesday 19th February – 10am, Training Session
  • Tuesday 9th April – 10am, Training Session
  • Tuesday 7th May – 10am, Training Session
  • Tuesday 30th July – 10am, Training Session
  • Tuesday 6th August – 10am, Training Session
  • Tuesday 13th August – 10am, Training Session
  • Tuesday 20th August – 10am, Training Session
  • Tuesday 22nd August – 10am, GCSE Results Day

Confirm your attendance for the open training session by email or via text message 07535 502058 (Please state the name of the student within the message).

BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Sport

This 1 year programme will provide a sound base from which you can progress on to the Level 3. Modules covered will include fitness for sport, practical sports performance, anatomy & physiology for sports performance, plus others which must also be studied to allow progression to level 3. As part of the programme learners will undertake Maths and English each week with a view to resitting these exams. Sessions will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons, and, wherever possible underpinning theory will also be demonstrated in a practical context.

At the conclusion of this programme of study, ideally learners will progress onto our level 3 (A Level equivalent programme) sport course. Those who do not follow this route could progress into career roles, such as leisure assistant or assistant sports coach or become involved in the administration of sport and leisure.

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.

Equivalent to three A-Levels, our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport provides you with the opportunity to work towards a vocational qualification for a career in the sport industry or to study further at university.

Our fully qualified tutors have more than 15 years’ teaching experience in addition to being FA licensed coaches.  They combine innovative classroom learning with the practical experience of coaching with opportunities to represent the Nottingham Forest Football Development squad in Regional and National competitions.

Above all we ensure that our students develop their understanding through a first class education and within a professional football experience.

Students are expected to have met the entry requirements of the Level 3 course with 5 GCSE grades 9-4 (equivalent to A-C).

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