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Severn Stars Student Athlete/Netball Academy

All student athletes on the Severn Stars Netball 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.

Severn Stars Netball is an elite performance team whose first team play in the Superleague with many of those players representing their country as well. At Sutton Coldfield College you could be part of the college Netball Academy or Severn Stars NOVA whilst continuing your education.

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*

1. Sutton Coldfield College
2. Worcester Arena (occasionally depending on matches)

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 the Severn Stars Student Athlete 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.


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.