Our experienced tutors and coaches put your development first by considering your personal goals and career aspirations. Whatever your fitness level or physical condition when joining the course the aim is for you to improve significantly within our programme and realise your potential. In order to do this we encourage:
• Completion of coach / tutor created fitness, strength & conditoning programmes
• Development of your own fitness, strength & conditioning programmes
As you progress through the course it may also be possible for you to create programmes for fellow students.
Minimum Training Hours Per Week: 4 Recommended Training Hours Per Week: 6-10
Students will have the option to mix their training programme with selected football, futsal or mixed martial arts training sessions on request.
With the majority of your learning linked to sport, you will need to work hard, but the environment is not like school. Your education will be completed through group discussion and activities, combined with practical / written tasks and assignments. Example learning units include; participation in sport, the human body, muscle groups / functions, sports nutrition, sports coaching, sports psychology, performance analysis, sports events / business and more. Opportunities for voluntering and work experience can also enhance your career opportunities.
Typical Education Hours (Per Week)
BTEC/NFER only - 10.5 hours.
BTEC/NFER, plus Maths and or English GCSE (where required) - 14.5 hours
At FSD, we offer more than sports and education! Our ‘LIFE SKILLS’ programme is the extra ‘magic ingredient’ that provides a superb foundation for everything we do. Visitors often comment about the ‘positive vibes’ in the academy and our unique life skills focus no doubt makes a difference. In addition to inspirational guest speakers, (such as; ex. pro football players, professional UFC fighters, current LCFC staff, Sergeant Majors and more) we now offer additional experiences such as playing at the King Power Stadium or Belvoir Drive, trips to Premier League grounds (such as Old Trafford) and memorable overseas experiences for competiton and team-building (in 2019 we travelled to Marbella, Spain). Where trips have a football or futsal focus, health & fitness students are encouraged to attend with a role to play in areas such as: coaching, warm up, cool down, sports nutrition, performance analysis, sports psychology or physio.
Day to day, we promote manners, good social skills and a positive mindset. FSD staff make time to get to know you individually and you will ‘feel at home’ in our academy. This all helps you to fully enjoy your time here; progressing in sport and education, whilst becoming a better person, who will make a good first impression and a bigger impact in life.