MIFA

Education and Training Programmes

MIFA understands the importance of education and equipping yourself with qualifications for your future. As an academy we use football as a vehicle for education, therefore all qualifications are integrated into a full time football training schedule.

We offer recognised qualifications in Sport with English and Maths skills. Our courses range from a Level 1 up to a Level 6 (degree.) Enquire today to find out which programme you are eligible for.

Our educational programmes are currently free to EU nationals aged 16 -18. If you are outside the EU and are interested in one of the below programmes, please contact the office for eligibility criteria and prices. Please note, for EU nationals aged 16 -18, your education, training and qualification costs are covered. Accommodation shall need to be self funded.

For all students interested in a study programme, we offer a free taster day. Contact the office now to arrange yours.

Please see below further information on the educational courses:

Level 1 Certificate in Sport

This qualification is aimed at those preparing to embark on a career in Sport and its industry and wishing to practically participate in a number of activities. It is a practical and hands-on qualification which is designed to prepare the student for work in a multitude of sport and leisure facilities and raise awareness of how and where to participate in sporting opportunities.

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:

  • Understand the principles of a healthy diet
  • Know the reasons for participation in leisure activities
  • Understand the components of physical fitness
  • Understand how to implement key principles of safeguarding children and young people in sport and active leisure

Skills relating to the qualification:

  • Be able to assist in the delivery of an activity
  • Be able to assist in producing a plan of a sport and leisure activity
  • Be able to assist in setting up and take down equipment safely in a facility
  • Be able to participate in exercise and fitness activities designed to improve personal fitness.”

Level 2 Certificate in Sport

This qualification is a natural progression from the Level 1 Certificate in Sport and therefore is more academically challenging.

This qualification is aimed at those preparing to embark on a career in Sport and its industry and wishing to practically participate in a number of activities. It is a practical and hands-on qualification which is designed to prepare the student for work in a multitude of sport and leisure facilities and raise awareness of how and where to participate in sporting opportunities. This qualification develops the knowledge required for health and safety, anatomy and physiology, factors affecting participation in Sport and Active Leisure, safeguarding and protecting children and young people in sport and also involves physical preparation and technical and tactical requirements for sports performance.

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:

  • Understand risks and hazards in sport and active leisure
  • Understand the key characteristics of the history and development of sport
  • Understand the diversity of businesses in the sport sector
  • Understand the current issues in sport
  • Understand the factors that help to make a successful sports business

Skills relating to the qualification:

  • Be able to deliver different sport and leisure activities
  • Lead sport and leisure activities for participants with disabilities
  • Be able to evaluate sport and leisure activities
  • Be able to measure components of physical fitness
  • Be able to improve own physical fitness and performance

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

This qualification in Sport is a two year course, which is a more indepth look at the sporting industry from the Level 2 certificate in Sport. The course is run alongside full time football training, with classroom sessions incorporated into the programme. The course is equivalent to British A Levels and upon successful completion, is recognised for University entry.

The qualification is for learners who wish to develop their skills and knowledge for working in the sport sector. Learners could seek employment in the sector directly after achieving the qualification, or could progress to an undergraduate degree at college or university and then onto employment.

Level 4 / 5 and 6 in Sport

This programme gives individuals the opportunity to achieve and learn up to degree level, whilst also progressing and developing as a player and coach. The qualification supplies you with coaching experience and keeps you training within a demanding schedule.

Units on the qualification include:

  • Principles of Sports Coaching
  • Applied Sports Coaching
  • Managing Sports Development
  • Managing resources in Sport and Leisure Management
  • The Sport and Leisure Industry
  • Event Management in Sport and Leisure

The programme is a three year course, which progresses on to the honors degree. Each year successfully completed equates to a recognised qualification; 1st year- Higher National Certificate, 2nd year- Higher National Diploma and 3rd year- BA (Hons) Degree.