You want a career in the sport or rugby industry and have a passion for and a strong ability within rugby. In partnership with Newcastle Falcons, this course will allow you to complete a NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport while training and learning within a professional rugby environment.
You will train like a professional with expert coaches from Newcastle Falcons, experience media training, post-match analysis as well as access to superb strength & conditioning recovery sessions.
Topics on this course include:
You will also have the opportunity to experience life in a high performance environment as well as gaining fitness and coaching qualification alongside your main course.
Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above, including English and Maths OR Merit in a Sport qualification at Level 2 along with C’s (4’s) at GCSE in English and Maths. An interview with a course tutor and a reference from a personal tutor are also required.
You will be assessed through your coursework, which includes projects, group presentations and practical work. There will also be a range of externally assessed units which will be in the form of an external exam as well as a controlled assessment.
The Falcons Community Foundation Rugby Programme also offers excellent progression routes through links with Northumbria University. You could progress onto a wide range of university degrees in areas such as, Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Sports Management, Sports Therapy, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Psychology or Sports Nutrition.
You also have the option to progress onto a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching or Exercise Health & Fitness at TyneMet, awarded by the University of Sunderland. Careers include: Teacher, Professional Rugby Coach, Sport Development Officer, Rugby Development Officer, Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Health Promotion Worker, Sport/Health/Leisure Centre Manager, Strength and Conditioning Coach or Sport Psychologist.