Velocity Qualifications

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport

  • Full-time two-year course
  • Worth up to three A Levels
  • For those intending to follow a career as a sports coach
  • No exams – internal and synoptic assessment only
  • Optional sports coaching and refereeing / umpiring certificates
  • Work experience with Oxford City FC

Units include

• Health wellbeing and sport

• Applied coaching skills

• Sports development

• Sports psychology

• Developing coaching skills

Pathways

• Higher education / university

• Career in diverse areas of sport

• Playing opportunities

Entry requirements

• 4 GCSEs (9-4), including English and Maths

• English and Maths lessons and exams are compulsory for those students allowed onto the programme with grades 3 and below.

Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Sport

  • Full-time one-year course
  • At least two days of lectures and seminars
  • At least one day in a work placement
  • Understand the roles of sports development and coaching
  • Work experience with Oxford City FC

    Units include

    • Nutrition

    • Fundamentals of sport and exercise psychology

    • Anatomy and physiology 

    • Professional skills

    • Coaching practice and skills development

    • Lifestyle and health

    • Injury prevention

    Pathways

    • Built as a three-year pathway - HNC, HND, BA

    • Designed to be flexible


    Entry requirements

    • 96 UCAS points

    • GCSE English and Maths or access to HE certificate

Level 2 BTEC First Extended Certificate in Sport

  • One-year course
  • Worth up to three GCSEs
  • For those intending to follow a career as a sports coach
  • No exams – internal and synoptic assessment only
  • Optional sports coaching and refereeing / umpiring certificates
  • Work experience with Oxford City FC

Units include

• Practical sports performance

• The Mind in Sports performance

• Training for personal fitness

• Leading sports activities

Pathways

• Access to Level 3

• Employment

Entry requirements

• 4 GCSEs (2 and above), including English and Maths

• English and Maths lessons and exams are compulsory for those students allowed onto the programme with grades 3 and below.


Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Sport and Exercise Science

  • Full-time one-year course
  • Understand the roles of sports development and coaching
  • Work experience with Oxford City FC

    Units include

    • Nutrition

    • Fundamentals of sport and exercise psychology

    • Anatomy and physiology 

    • Professional skills

    • Coaching practice and skills development

    • Lifestyle and health

    • Injury prevention

    Pathways

    • Built as a three-year pathway - HNC, HND, BA

    • Designed to be flexible


    Entry requirements

    • 96 UCAS points

    • GCSE English and Maths or access to HE certificate

    • Previous study on Level 4 HNC or similar

The educational curriculum and qualifications are delivered by Virtual Learning UK, who provide and employ all teaching staff and work in partnership with Velocity, Ignite Sport UK & Oxford City FC