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The rigorous academic programme within Needham Market Academy is equivalent to 3 A-Levels compared to other providers who offer a smaller, less recognised qualification. The qualifications cover a wide spectrum of units and are sports generic to provide an insight into key areas of the sports industry including sports development, performance analysis, nutrition and coaching.

 

Students will partake in various forms of assessments including exams, observation and written assignments. Students will have to complete work experience as part of their Level 3 Extended Diploma, providing them first-hand experience within the sports sector aiding their knowledge and future progression within the sports industry.

 

All of the education provision is in conjunction with Suffolk New College providing an established curriculum for students to achieve their academic goals. No tuition fees for students aged 16-18.

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Extended Diploma in Sport

The stimulating and employer-appealing Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport explores a number of areas which enable you to gain a wider insight into areas such as Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming, Sports Leadership, and more. This course is ideal for those looking to gain employment in the Sports Industry, and for those aiming to progress onto a Sport-related course at University.

 

Over the two year full-time course you are required to complete 14 units including Sports Development, Investigating Business in Sport, Sports Performance Analysis, Sports Leadership and Professional Development in the Sports Industry.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) including English and/or Maths. All students who have not achieved GCSE English or Maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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Certificate in Sport

An inspiring one year course with an appealing blend of theory and practical, exploring a multitude of fitness and sport pathways. The Level 2 Certificate in Sport prepares students for progression onto our Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma and helps to provide a range of skills and knowledge for those looking to enter employment in areas such as Health and Fitness, the Leisure Industry, and Sports Coaching.

 

Over the one year full-time course, you will study exciting modules such as Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Training for personal Fitness, Promotion and Sponsorship in Sport, Lifestyle and Wellbeing and The Sport and Active Leisure Industry

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) including English and/or Maths. All students who have not achieved GCSE English or Maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

 
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Classrooms

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A key benefit to Needham Market Academy is our purpose-built classrooms, providing a suitable environment for education to flourish. They are fully equipped to college standard to enhance the learners experience during their academic journey.

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Student

Support

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Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. Our students have access to Student Support off campus at Suffolk New College for additional help and advice. The Student Support Team have also established partnerships with a range of specialist external providers.