Yosuke Ideguchi

BTEC Education Scholarships

The Leeds United Foundation are able to Offer BTEC Level 1, 2 and 3 football courses that are accredited with Pearson’s and National Standards that will open doors to the world of sport. Each course is unique and offers its own blend of academic and practical characteristics.


On each course you will learn through practical sport experience and theoretical based learning. Groups are taught through classroom lectures, practical sport, group discussions and practical application of sporting theories. The courses are assessed continuously through assignment & portfolio building to meet the specific Pearson BTEC criteria with our experienced and qualified teaching staff.


All units are assessed through assignments submitted in a variety of formats; these include written reports, posters, practical sports, demonstrations, group tasks, interviews, practical coaching, presentations, work experience, projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments.


Students will be part of the Leeds United Foundation Academia squad and will train and play with the same ethos of a professional. Training will take place at Boston Spa College and all home games are played at Thorp Arch. Selections will be based on skill acumen along with attitude, aptitude and work assignments being handed in on time.

Progression Opportunities

The Level 1, 2 and 3 BTEC qualifications in sport have been developed to meet employer needs in the sport and active leisure sector and to give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in this area or to progress to further education. Should students demonstrate keen learning skills and aptitude then Level 1’s can progress to Level 2 and Level 2 to Level 3. Those studying Level 3 can choose a unique opportunity to complete a Foundation Degree and University and/or scholarships abroad or simply enter the world of sport through employment. 


BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure (1 Year Course)

This covers the foundations of sport with emphasis on teamwork and leadership. The course caters for those desiring an entrance into employment in the sport and active leisure sector. You will gain valuable work experience whilst completing the BTEC Certificate in Workskills. In addition, you can gain valuable English and Maths qualifications.

As part of the course, you will be required to complete work experience in a variety of sports settings as well as performing various roles within the organisation of sports events; this will include refereeing and officiating roles. This knowledge and experience will allow for further progression within seeking employment and/or further education options.

Entry Requirements:

  • No previous qualifications necessary but a very keen interest in football is preferable.

The BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Sport (1 Year Course)

The BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate builds knowledge of practical sports performance, training and personal fitness, running sports events and sport community volunteering. This course particularly suits those desiring to enter employment and/or further study in the sport and active leisure sector as you will gain valuable work experience and continue to study English and Maths.

Entry Requirements:

  • 4 GCSE’s, or equivalent, at grade 3+

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence)  (2 Year Course)

This course not only covers the study of sports nutrition, sports performance analysis and anatomy and physiology in sport, it also gives students the opportunity to organise events and gives relevant experience in sports teaching which is crucial for future employment.

Entry Requirements:

  • 4 GCSE’s at 4/5 or above and must have a keen interest in Football and Sport.

All of the Football Education Scholarship Courses also gives students the opportunity to gain FA coaching qualifications and Sports Leaders Awards which develop skills and enhance career potential.

Applying for any of the above courses is easy. Simply contact: 0113 367 6307 or email: