Sporting Excellence (Women’s Rugby) Advanced Apprenticeship

Sixth Form

Date (from)


Awarding body


Full Time - July 2016



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Course introduction

This 2 year apprenticeship for women has been devised to allow young People the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to perform at the highest level with the ultimate goal of becoming an elite performer.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence)
Or A Levels
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport
NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance

Course structure

The teaching methods are varied but centre around either classroom based lectures or practical work with fellow students. You will be expected to undertake coursework assignments for the BTEC qualifications and build portfolios of evidence for the NVQ qualification.

Minimum entry requirements

For this Level 2 or 3 course you must be at least 16 years old and have been selected on your rugby ability.

You can study A levels or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) alongside your NVQ and rugby. 

Level 2 students will study BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport.

How will I be assessed?

Students will achieve certification in the different elements of the course to reflect their proficiency in the wide range of skills taught.  Assessment methods vary for each of the different units.  Students will be expected to complete written case studies, practical assessment, and portfolio assessment and Tutor assessments. Students will be set regular homework assignments.

What can I do with this qualification?

The course will enable you to progress into elite international/club rugby in both the 7’s and 15’s format. Playing within the AASE league can also lead to Talent ID, moving forward to Rio 2016.
This level 3 course can also lead to study a higher education for degrees in sports related courses and enter the BUCS Premier league which can lead to potential scholarships.

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  • I really enjoyed my time at Brock and looking back I think it has really benefited me going into a career in football. Whilst studying my BTEC I signed my first professional contract. During my second year I gained a move to a Championship club.Being part of the Football Academy has opened many doors.

    Sam Vokes

  • 98.5%

    Overall A Level pass rate


    Of students gained A*-B grades


    Of students gained A*-C grades