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New SSG 2018/19 Training Course Prospectus
New SSG 2018/19 Training Course Prospectus

New SSG 2018/19 Training Course Prospectus
New SSG 2018/19 Training Course Prospectus

The SSG Sport Academy

SSG Training provide a specialist Sports Academy route for young people that are keen to forge a career in sport or that see sport as a passion.

Our Sports Academy in Bedford has access to a fantastic facility encompassing indoor sports coaching facilities, outdoor pitches and classroom based learning meaning our sports provision provides plenty of opportunity for our students to get active.

Students participate in traditional sports that we all know and love as well as experimenting with basic skills, experiencing new sports and even getting the opportunity to make up new sports altogether.

We offer both an intermediate and advanced course and provide a regular progression pathway for learners to access both. Our sports academy courses provide a fast track route for individuals to progress within sports coaching and sports teaching and our close working ties with local industry leading businesses means our students get access to apprenticeship and employment options throughout the duration of their courses to best place them for a career within the industry.

All course options also include access to Math’s and English lessons and qualifications which is a mandatory requirement for any students that have not achieved a C-Grade/4 (or above) or equivalent.


Available Academy Options

Course Title Level Qualification Number of places on course Course Duration Next Available Start Date
Intermediate Sport & Leisure 2 Certificate in The Principles & Preparation for Coaching Sport 12 4 months September 2018
Advanced Sport Coaching 3 NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sports Coaching 12 8 months September 2018

Our courses are packed full of fantastic content designed to provide you with the most relevant and learner focused provision available. Our academy pathway means that an intermediate student is able to complete and progress on to an advanced course level within the same academic year providing fantastic opportunities to progress in to apprenticeship or employment in a speedy and controlled environment.

Click the links below for specific course information relating to your programme of choice.

Intermediate Sport & Leisure FAQ’s – CLICK HERE

Advanced Sports Coaching FAQ’s – CLICK HERE


Student Requirements

We love working with students that are motivated to achieve and keen to be practical. Our Sport Academy courses are perfect for people that are seeking to find a route in to sports coaching and teaching or activity leadership of any type.

You should be aged between 16 – 19 years old. There are pre enrolment requirements based on prior learning and attainment and these can be specifically seen in the FAQ’s for each course in the links above.

No matter your prior educational status we will be able to offer you a route in to the sports academy courses either directly or via a foundation skills course to provide you with the required levels of prior attainment initially.

What Will You Achieve & Progress To?

By progressing through the Sport Academy with SSG you will gain the following tangible outcomes from your course(s):

  • An accredited recognised sports qualification (see specific course FAQ/Information table)
  • Formal work experience and contacts for further mentorship, apprenticeship or employment
  • Math’s and/or English qualifications at Level 2 (where prior learning requires)
  • Progression opportunities in to Apprenticeship vacancies within Sport
  • Sport specific governing body awards

We will also help you to identify career pathways objectives and milestones ensuring that all of our students have a clear and achievable plan to support them in to employment or higher education upon completing their course.

Enrolling Onto A Course

To secure your place on one of our programmes within the Sports Academy follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Contact us via website, phone or email

Step 2: Choose the right course – We will provide you with appropriate information and advice to help you select the most appropriate course for you based on your aspirations and prior learning. You can do this over the phone with a member of our team or alternatively you can access an in person meeting with us at our weekly advice and guidance sessions.

Step 3: Complete an Application Form – Once you have selected the correct course you will need to complete an application form and submit it to us for processing. Application forms can be provided to you via email or in person.

Step 4: Conditional Offer – Once your application form has been processed you will receive a conditional offer pack (as long as your application is accepted and we have capacity on the programme). This letter is our commitment to you that we have allocated you a place on the course ahead of enrolment. *Note at this point you become liable for course costs should you fail to attend.

Step 5: Course Enrolment – You will be provided with an enrolment session date to come in and meet your tutor, collect your timetable and complete enrolment pack paperwork. This is usually a week in advance of your course starting.