THE YOU CAN DO SPORT
ACADEMY EDUCATION PATHWAYS
Our collaborative approach, working in partnership with a school, means students are enrolled as part of a schools sixth form, providing them with the highest standards of education post16.
The robust school infrastructure and exceptionally qualified and experienced teachers within a school setting means we can offer students a choice of qualifications. This includes.
a) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
b) Double BTEC Diploma in Sport + an additional A-Level of your choice.
Both pathways are UCAS/performance tables recognised level 3 qualifications and are equivalent to 3 A-levels giving our students the opportunity to access all avenues post-18.
YCDS ACADEMY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
You must achieve 5 GCSE’s level 4 and above.
Maths and/or English can be retaken as part of the programme if necessary.
Due to the competitive nature of the programme, you should have some experience in your chosen sport to join the academy, however, the aim is for you to improve significantly during your time with us, both physically, academically, and mentally.
DID YOU KNOW?
Level 3 qualifications are all weighted the same in terms of UCAS points
Most universities do not differentiate between BTEC and A-level qualifications
If a university/high-ed course you are considering requires a particular A-level for entry, our education provider may be able to include this in our programme – just ask us!
IN 2020/21 65% OF OUR GRADUATES SECURED PLACES AT UNIVERSITY
OVER 40% OF OUR GRADES ARE A*-A AWARDING OUR STUDENTS MAXIMUM UCAS POINTS
BTEC L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN SPORT – COURSE CONTENT:
4 UNITS EXAM BASED:
Anatomy and Physiology
Fitness Training and Programming
Development and Provision of Sport
Investigating Business in Sport
10 UNITS COURSEWORK BASED:
(All modules contain both practical and theory-based elements)
Professional Development in Sport
Application of Fitness Testing
Practical Sports Performance
Coaching for Performance
Research Methods in Sport
Sports Event Organisation
Work Experience Placements
Rules, Regulations and Officiating
YCDS ACADEMY BENEFITS
10 hours per week skills-based training from professionals in their sport
Player and performance analysis reports
Tailored strength and conditioning programme
Rehabilitation sessions including yoga and foam rolling
Tailored wellness and nutrition advice
First-class, state-of-the-art facilities
Competitive, league and non-league, match fixtures, home and away
Free match and training kit
Industry accredited awards i.e. FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Qualification
L3 Award in Emergency First Aid
High-profile, guest coaches and speakers from across the sports industry
Exclusive enrichment activities, workshops and excursions
Volunteering and work experience opportunities through out network of partners and supporters
Annual YCDS Graduation Ceremony with celebrity guest
Discounted access to local venues, including gym memberships
AVAILABLE SCHOOLS FOR 2023
Director of Sports Academy
Magnus CofE Academy
"The YCDS academy has been a hugely beneficial method of retaining and attracting post 16 students to grow Magnus CofE sixth form.
The staff ensure that all routes into employment or higher education are open and explored.
Scholars that may have had a negative experience of education previously will find the qualification enriching and life changing - developing soft skills desired by employers that unlocks success in the real world.
Working with the team at YCDS has been a pleasure. Their combined skill, experience and knowledge is second to none. They are professional, reliable and add huge value to our students Post16 experience.
Whilst Sport is at the core of their provision, they deliver so much more. From mentorship to mental health and well-being support, through to career guidance and motivational talks from some of the countries most inspiring and successful sportsmen and women. We are delighted to be working with them and long may it continue!"
Magnus CofE Academy
"Working with YCDS has enabled us to create unique, life changing opportunities for our young people. Combining high quality coaching, with a level 3 course in sport has allowed young people to stay on in education and achieve both sporting and academic success. Many of these young people would not have remained in education without this opportunity and as a result of this programme we have seen them progress to university and to study overseas."
We offer you the opportunity to study a 2-year, full-time education and sports development programme like no other!
You will experience between 8-10hrs per week of training in your chosen sport. Our highly experienced coaches and staff share your passion for Sport and have been involved in the game at some of the highest achievable levels themselves.