Plymouth Argyle FC Football Education Programme

Duchy College Stoke Climsland LEVEL: 3 Sports & Fitness

Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. Whether an elite athlete, sports enthusiast or potential inspirational coach, we can take your sporting journey to the next level with our range of qualifications and training. We’ve got commercial gyms, sports pitches and fantastic training partnerships including with Plymouth Argyle Football Club.

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Ideal if:

you'd like the opportunity to be coached by the staff at Plymouth Argyle FC (PAFC) and you want a career in football development, community coaching, fitness, nutrition, injury prevention or as a PE teacher.

You’ll need:

five GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English and mathematics, or a Sport Diploma Level 2 at merit grade, plus a strong desire to work in the sport, health and fitness industry.

You’ll learn:

the essentials of this sector including the principles of anatomy and physiology, how to assess risk in sport, fitness testing, sports leadership and coaching. You'll also take English and mathematics to level 2 if required.


to be in college for three to four days a week, complete work experience placements and employability workshops. Assessments will be both practical and written.

You’ll love:

the three hours you'll spend every week being coached by PAFC, plus the weekly football and futsal fixtures and your work placement with PAFC community coaching.

You’ll go on to:

employment in the industry in football development, community coaching, fitness nutrition or injury prevention. You may decide to progress onto university study such as our FdSc Sports Development & Coaching or our FdSc Sport Health & Fitness.


Sports & Fitness
Sports & Fitness
Sports & Fitness
Sports & Fitness


Plymouth Argyle FC Football Education Programme

Start Date



Stoke Climsland


2 years

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.