Boxing Academy: Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE)

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Description

  • Type

    NVQ

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Start date

    Different dates available

Overview
The University College Birmingham Boxing Academy, run in partnership with England Boxing, is open to talented young sportsmen and sportswomen. The only one of its type in the West Midlands, the academy allows elite fighters to combine further education studies with the tuition and training required to reach the top of the sport.
The academy’s goal is to identify, nurture and train young men and women capable of representing Team GB at the highest levels of Olympic competition.
Why should I choose this course?
You are a talented young boxer, aged 16 to 18, with an unwavering commitment to the sport
You have sound experience of boxing, either through your school or club
You have what it takes to be identified by the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) as having elite potential
You have the drive and determination to succeed in boxing
You are prepared to work hard
You want to balance your sporting ambitions with the need to obtain a respected academic qualification
Why maths and English are so important to your career
Achieving a good level of English and maths is important so that you can compete in today’s labour market and securing the career you’ve always wanted. Alongside your full-time course, students will continue to develop their English and maths skills. If you haven’t yet achieved GCSE grade C in English and maths at 16 you will continue to study these by resits or by taking Functional Skills at an appropriate level.
Maths:
When designing fitness programmes, a sound understanding of basic numbers is needed for working our appropriate repetitions and determining increments in weight-training
Fractions are needed in calculating BMI
Measurements are also key in determining and monitoring client heights and weights
Mathematics is central to an understanding of nutrition and sports formulae
English:
Accurate spelling and a wide and specialist vocabulary are key in the presentation of sports services and products
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Facilities

Location

Start date

Birmingham (West Midlands)
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Summer Row, B3 1JB

Start date

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About this course

Entry requirements You will need to attend a screening event and be identified by England Boxing as having elite potential. You also need to have GCSE English and maths at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification. If you do not meet the English and maths requirement you will need to take an assessment so we can ensure you receive the best support for that subject. School applicants will need to have a good school report and references. The Boxing Academy expects excellent levels of attendance and behaviour. Students require a strong work ethic. Uniform Students are...

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Bogdan Ionut Fiterau

5.0
27/09/2018
What I would highlight: It was a good experience, thanks a lot.
What could be improved: Great course.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Fitness
  • Market
  • English
  • Maths
  • Sound
  • University
  • Full Time
  • Boxing

Course programme

What will I study?
You will join the University College Birmingham Boxing Academy, based at our Richmond House site, as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme.
You will study a BTEC Level 3 Sport Performance and Excellence Diploma alongside an NVQ Diploma in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance. Please click to read the full details about the BTEC Level 3 Sport Performance and Excellence Diploma.
In addition to your academic studies, you will train four times a week and receive specialist instruction in fitness, boxing technique, strength and conditioning, sparring, sports therapy and rehabilitation.
The course is run by national boxing coach Ivan Cobb, the academy’s head coach and assessor. Through the AASE programme, you will be on the England Boxing talent pathway.
Your study programme
In addition to your full-time course every student has an individual study programme which ensures that you develop the right skills and experience to progress onto either higher education or gain employment. What’s included in your individual study programme will vary depending on what you have already achieved and your career aspirations.
For example; if you haven’t yet achieved GCSE grade C in English and maths at 16 you will continue to study these by resits or by taking Functional Skills at an appropriate level. Achieving a good level of English and maths is important so that you can compete in today’s labour market and securing the career you’ve always wanted.
Work placement
Work placement will form an essential part of your individual study programme and all students will be expected to complete an appropriate work placement related to their full-time course.
To find out more about the work placement opportunities for this course, click on the ‘Work Placement’ tab above.

Additional information

Teaching and assessment Assessment takes place in realistic working environments including the fitness gym, outdoor fitness and studio-based fitness; as well as class-based portfolio work. Students need to be prepared to work both independently and as part of a team. Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Boxing Academy: Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE)

Price on request