BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 in Sport & The Carl Baker Football Academy

Elite Sports are in partnership with Coventry Blue Coat School, delivering the BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 in Sport (Equivalent to 3 Levels). We have been delivering BTEC courses for over 10 years with an excellent reputation of producing Distinction grades (A*) and a high success rate of university applications. Students who have been successful in completing this course have gone on to study at university in sport, education and teaching, nursing and paramedic practice.

The course lasts for two years, consisting of 14 units. It provides every learner the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in the sports industry; ranging from physiology and psychology of fitness to fitness testing and sports as a business.

For more information visit Coventry Blue Coat school.  

The Carl Baker Football Academy 

Not only will you study the BTEC Qualification you will also represent the The Carl Baker Football Academy in the English Colleges Football League on a Wednesday afternoon, receive a minimum of 8 hours per week coaching from Carl himself. Carl has been a professional footballer since 2003, making over 450 appearances and currently playing for Coventry City Football Club. We are the only Football / Education course that we are aware of where you are personally coached by a current professional footballer. Carl currently holds his UEFA B Licence. 

The BTEC course has provided me with some excellent opportunities and experiences, I gained employment with Elite and been successful with my university application.
— James Formstone, BTEC student

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including a 5 in Physical Education. 

Should ideally include English, Maths and Science or a First Diploma in Sport with a Merit profile over the range of modules studied (this should include evidence of some Distinction level work and competence in science subjects). 

Blue Coat School have been working in partnership with Elite Sports for the past 5 years. The standard of education provided by the company is exceptional. This is reflected in the high examination results which have been attained in the BTEC Level 3 Sport, Coaching and Development course. Terry and Aaron establish excellent working relationships with staff and students, displaying a high degree of professionalism at all times.
— John Lawrie, Assistant Headteacher, Blue Coat CE School & Music College