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Birmingham METS Basketball Academy

The Birmingham METS Basketball is an established Junior Basketball Club who have developed a hugely successful programme based out of Sutton Coldfield College lasting over 15 years. The programme is a springboard opportunity for players to develop their skills and ability in a sport that they love to play and hopefully then go onto higher level Basketball through a scholarship, HE or professional playing career.

All student athletes on the Birmingham METS Basketball Academy will enrol on a Programme of Study which is aligned to their Qualifications on Entry. Student Athletes will have 10-14 hours of Netball Specific Training and Match play combined with Tutorial, Purposeful Work Experience, Maths* or English* (Subject to QoE) alongside their selected Academic Pathway.

Academic Pathway Options:
A levels in; Drama, Philosophy, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Media, Psychology, Mathematics, Physics, History, Sociology, Business, Law and Religious Studies
Vocational courses in Accounting, Acting, Applied Science, Business, Dance, IT, Musical Theatre, Sport, Fitness, Travel, Uniformed Services, Health and Social Care.

For more information on your desired course please contact the Netball Head Coach*

Course Info

No Level - Recreational
Subject Area
Sport & Exercise Sciences
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

To study on the Birmingham METS Basketball Academy Education Programme, students are required to gain GCSE’s at the required entry level for their chosen course of study. Students who do not achieve Maths or English will be required to retake whilst on the Programme. Students who do not have the required GCSE/Level 2 results for a Level 3 Study Programme will be able to study at Level 1 or 2 and still be part of the netball programme.

Delivery and Assessment

Delivery will be at Sutton Coldfield College. Training will be on a Monday afternoon and Tuesday Morning with matches played on a Wednesday afternoon. The Programme of study utilises the use of 2 sports halls and a gym on site for the practical elements of the programme and in the main buildings of the College has the IT and Specialist Fitness, Massage and Classroom Resources for many of the taught units. Assessment on the programme of study will depend upon the academic course chosen. It will be varied but may include portfolios, case studies, projects, reports, exams, presentations and written presentation.


Scholars who have completed their studies at Level 3 have the opportunity to apply for Higher Education; with many going into careers in teaching, coaching, sports therapy, sports analysis, fitness or nutrition.