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East Norfolk Sixth Form College is delighted to be the only college locally with Community Sports Foundation Hub status.

The unique learning environment created through a Norwich City based programme allows students to be exposed to a variety of working areas of a professional football club and its staff.

The Elite Football Programme combined with a BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science will open up both opportunities to enhance learning and develop as an elite footballer.

Students will have access to the college’s Personal Trainer to help them with their physiological development as part of their weekly training schedule.

Please note - A £200 enrolment fee is charged by the Community Sports Foundation for this programme. The fee includes; full training kit, four week pre-season including a two weeks residential and fully comprehensive player injury insurance.

In addition to this course, we also offer the The Elite Extra Programme - for further details please click here.


Learners will be assessed through a mixture of internal and external assessment. Some units are assessed by an external exam, some by coursework and some by coursework tasks marked externally.

Entry Requirements

Five grades C or above at GCSE level plus a successful football trial with Norwich City Community Sports Foundation.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


This course focuses on the science behind sport and how this us used to develop performance.

This subject is the equivalent of 3 A levels in Sport and Exercise Science, meaning this will be the only subject in your study programme.

With the demands for faster, stronger, more successful athletes nowadays this course gives learners an insight into how this is achieved by covering the key components of Sport and Exercise Science.

You will gain valuable skills as well as an understanding of the different roles within sport and exercise science.

This course is well suited to those with a passion for sport and an interest in how sporting performances can continue to develop in the future.


Upon completion learners would be well prepared for further study of Sport and Exercise Science or careers in the Sport industry.

Course Information


BTEC Level 3

Course Work