Are you interested in studying at South West College, Dungannon Campus as part of our NEW full time, Level 3 Football Academy?
Commencing September 2023.
South West College in association with Dungannon Swifts Football Club are pleased to announce plans for the launch of a new football academy.
This exciting partnership will offer opportunities to aspiring footballers across the region to enhance their skills from the age of 16 plus whilst also undertaking a BTEC Level 3 Qualification (3 A'Level equivalent) in Sport and Exercise Science.
The programme will combine academic study, sporting excellence and an opportunity to gain relevant industry qualifications such as coaching, officiating and fitness instruction. Students will also have the opportunity to gain “real life” work-based experiences in various roles within the club.
The academic side of the course will be enhanced with a minimum of eight hours per week of football related content. This will consist of Personal, Technical and Tactical Development, Strength and Conditioning for Football, Sports Nutrition and Sports Psychology for Football. Each student will also commence a Coach Education programme, gain National Governing Body qualifications allowing participants to begin their coaching careers.
If you are hoping to pursue a career in the sport or health industry, physical education or are interested in how the body works, then sports science and its related disciplines could prove to be the perfect programme for you.
All students are expected to participate in a range of theory and practical activities during their time on the course. Students will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications in a range of sport related and sports coaching disciplines aimed at increasing employability and providing them with an edge when applying to higher education.