Diploma in Sport - Athletics Academy

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Start Date: 4 September 2023
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Level: Level 1
Location: Enfield Centre

ABOUT THE COURSE

Our Athletics Academy launched in 2017, partnered with the Scholastic Sports Network. Joining the academy will provide you with elite training, support, guidance, coaching and allow you to enter athletics competitions. 

Our sport diploma courses are specifically tailored to athletics and provide you with the education and skills to further develop your career opportunities and gain access to employment or higher level qualifications.

The sport diploma courses range from Level 1 to Level 3. Your initial application will be for a Level 1 sport course, however this will change when you attend an interview, depending on your predicted grades/qualifications.

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WHAT WILL I STUDY?

All athletes in our Athletics Academy will receive:

  • A bespoke Level 1 to Level 3 Sport Diploma course tailored to athletics
  • Free training kit, tracksuit and kit bag
  • Professional athletics coaching for 4-6 hours per week in our Enfield Centre sports facility, and the world-class Lea Valley Athletics Centre, by professional athletics coaches with international experience
  • Opportunities to compete in organised college track & field events
  • On-site medical support for injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Free access to the college gym and fitness suite under coach supervision
  • Free fitness, strength and conditioning, exercise and nutrition programmes designed and monitored for you

In addition to the above, Elite Academy players will receive:

  • Opportunity to become a college-sponsored athlete – value of up to £2500 per year

WHAT WILL I NEED?

To be considered for the Athletics Academy, you must be:

  • Aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you start your course
  • Enrolled onto either a full-time or part-time course at The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London or any college within the Captial City College Group (Westminster Kingsway or City & Islington)
  • Successful in a athletics academy trial

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

To be considered for the athletics academy you should attend one of our trials (more information and registration at www.conel.ac.uk/student-life/sports-academies/). In regards to your diploma qualification, this will be assessed through a number of practical, theory and presentation activities.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

There is no cost to being part of the athletics academy. Both the sport diploma course and athletics academy are free for all 16-18 year olds.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

You could progress to employment in the Sport and Active Leisure sector or progress to higher level qualifications.

NOT SURE WHICH LEVEL
IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Find out more about the courses and levels offered at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London!

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