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Forest Sports Education (FSE) is an educational institution based in Lydney that provides a quality learning experience for students, aged 16 and over, seeking a future career in sport.

The college specialises in teaching sport courses to its students, which include the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) and the Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport programmes. The Level 3 BTEC Diploma qualification is equivalent to achieving 3 A-levels at the end of the two-year course, while the Level 2 course has been put in place to enable learners who do not achieve the acceptance criteria for the Level 3 course to stay in further education and progress their knowledge. After completion of the Level 2 course, students are then able to progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

BTEC national qualifications are QCF Level 3 qualifications designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment or for progression to higher education and degree programmes.

We are also launching a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Sport Coaching and Development for the first time from October 2016. The two-year programme, that is open to students who have completed their BTEC or A-level qualifications, will provide another pathway to enhance their knowledge about the sport industry. The programme provides the opportunity to develop an understanding of the roles of sports development and coaching, as well as being able to learn and practice managerial skills that can be applied within the wide sports industry. There will also be an opportunity to top up the HND into a fully fledged degree with an additional third year of study. 

FSE are a part of the Virtual Learning UK (VLUK) partnership. VLUK is an education provider for a number of different sites across the country. It is one of the country's largest sports and education providers, with an established track record of working with professional sports club and institutions since 2006. 

All students at the college will gain access to the state of the art Sports Brain learning platform that VLUK provide. The innovative Sports Brain platform enables learners to access all course information online from any smart device (computer, tablet, smart phone, etc). All assignments are completed on the Sports Brain platform and submitted electronically. Students will not have the hassle of printing out assessments then hand delivering them in to college.

If you are enthusiastic about sport and are interested in making a career within the sporting industry then please get in contact via the Contact Us page.