OPA6 – Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport 2018-03-15T12:03:52+00:00





OFSTED grading of GOOD (April 2017), recognising our “culture of high expectations.”

  • Smaller teaching groups ensure excellent support and attention to the needs of every student
  • Outstanding care, guidance and support from dedicated team of 6th Form staff including regular 1-2-1 support from allocated Tutor
  • Dedicated 6th Form areas for private study, complete with ICT facilities
  • Comprehensive, impartial advice on careers and/or further training
  • Bespoke programmes to support progression to University (working in partnership with The Higher Education Access Network)
  • Opportunities to develop employability skills through specific Employability qualifications and/or work placements


Gain a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 2 A Levels) and develop an outstanding knowledge of:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness training and programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Professional development in the sport industry
  • Sports leadership
  • Skill acquisition
  • Investigating business in the sport and active leisure industry
  • Practical sport performance
  • Sports event organisation
  • Coaching for performance
  • Options to study an additional A Level or vocational qualification alongside your Sport Diploma, leaving you free to gain qualifications and UCAS points equivalent to 3 A Levels
  • Benefit from our Curriculum for Life with its focus on preparing you for life beyond 6th Form


  • Dedicated FA qualified coaches
  • Full training programme underpinned by proven WHUF methodology
  • Fully personalised strength and conditioning programme
  • Weekly Match Day
  • Full training kit provided
  • Full match kit provided
  • Access to Fitness Suite
  • Opportunity to gain your Level 1 Coaching qualification

In Association with West Ham United Foundation
Since its formation in 1990, the West Ham United Foundation has promoted the Club’s core values through its many ground-breaking outreach programmes.
Its development over the past two decades has been vast, and now sees the Foundation working with over 20,000 local people through over 35 programmes across Education, Health, Employment, Inclusion and Football Development.


The minute you walk through our doors, we are working to support you on a journey to be the best you possibly can. Our Football Development Programme works in association with WHUF to offer our students an exciting exit route. Your time with us is simply the start.*

West Ham United & University of East London – Foundation Degree in Community Sports

  • 2 Year Foundation Degree – (FDSc) Applied Community Sports
  • Optional 3rd year to achieve full Degree in either Sports Coaching or Sport, P.E. and Development
  • Future employment opportunities with West Ham United FC, The Academy and Foundation
  • Opportunity to study at the new London Stadium and UEL Sports Dock
  • Access and use of newly built £21m Sports Dock facility and £13m library
  • Opportunities in Football and Sport with WHU across London as part of 2012 Olympic legacy
  • Further opportunities to study and coach in USA and Sweden in the summer months
  • FA Level 1 & 2 subsidised and paid for by WHU Gain Employment
  • West Ham United Football Club/Academy/Foundation
  • Community Sports Development
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Nutrition, Physiology, Psychology
  • Further Education
  • PGCE and other Teaching Qualifications
  • Masters Study Programmes
  • Graduate Scheme at West Ham United Football Club

*Other post-18 progression routes including study at alternative universities; Apprenticeships and employment are also available and all students receive fully personalised support in securing the most appropriate route.

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