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Netball Academy

All scholars on the Stourbridge Netball Academy will enrol on a Programme of Study which is aligned to their Qualifications on Entry. Scholars will have 7-10 hours of Technical Netball Development complimentary to the assessment provided by the Full Time Coach, Individual and Team League and Match play Events combined with Tutorial, Purposeful Work Experience, Maths* or English* (Subject to QoE) alongside their selected Academic Pathway.

Pathway 1
This course develops skills and knowledge by studying a wide range of topics. These will enable the learner to understand key elements and components within the Sport Industry. On this programme, you can develop your knowledge using examples from specifically the Golf Industry but generally across the Sports Industry. Units that you will study may include:
– Anatomy and Physiology – (Exam based from September 2017)
– Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
– Professional Development in the Sports Industry
– Sports Leadership
– Practical Sports Performance
– Coaching for Performance
– Research methods in sport
– Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
– Investigating Business in
– Sport and Active Leisure
– Acquiring Skill in Sport

Pathway 2
Scholars who do not meet the Level 3 Entry requirements can still gain a place on the Netball Academy but will have to Study a Level 2 qualification in a College Tutor Group.

Course Info

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

Entry Requirements

To study on Academic Pathway 1, scholars are required to gain 4 GCSE’s at Grade 4 (equivalent to Grade C) or above which should include Maths and English. Scholars who do not achieve Maths or English will be required to retake whilst on the Programme. Scholars who do not achieve the 4 GCSE’s will be required to study for Pathway 2.

Delivery and Assessment

Delivery will be based at our Stourbridge Campus but will combine with our Sutton campus. Training will normally take place in either Morning or Afternoon blocks at will be held at Stourbridge Campus. The Programme of study utilises the variety of indoor facilities for the practical elements of the programme, whereas the College has the IT, LRC and Classroom Resources for many of the taught units. Assessment will be varied and will include a portfolio of practical activities, case studies, projects, reports, presentations and written presentation. In addition, scholars will have externally-assessed work identified in the chosen pathway.


On completion of a Level 2 programme of study you have the opportunity to progress onto either the Level 3 Extended Certificate or Level 3 Foundation Diploma. On completion of a Level 3 programme of study you have the opportunity to progress onto the second year of the programme if you have a) achieved and b) attended well. Alternatively, you may like to consider a career or apprenticeship within the sport and leisure industry. Scholars who have progressed onto the second year programme use the course to gain entry to Higher Education; with many going into careers in teaching, coaching, sports therapy, sports analysis, fitness or nutrition.