Combine your passion for football with a full-time education and development programme, and benefit from an outstanding learning and teaching experience which will push you to achieve your best and set you on the path to establishing yourself with the industry.
For 2019 course information, please request a prospectus below.
4-5 GCSE's Level 9-4 including English or Maths, or both. You will need to be 16 years old by 31st August, ready to start the programme in early September.
FREE for 16-18 year olds
Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL.
Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.
SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport.
During your education and football development programme, you'll benefit from:
There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit at the start of the season. Further details about this will be provided upon the player’s acceptance into The Football Academy.
There are over 100,000 people employed in the football industry in the UK, and a further 600,000 in the sport and active leisure sector, in roles such as football coaching, physiotherapy, performance analysis, sports development, PE teaching, and many others. Over the course of the programme, students will gain the underpinning knowledge and skills for a wide range of these careers.
Successful completion of your study programme will provide you with the option to apply for
university. As part of your weekly tutorials, you will receive support and guidance with your
UCAS and student finance applications.
If you decide to combine further study with employment, you will be eligible for an apprenticeship within the sport and leisure industry.
Upon successful completion of your study programme, you will receive information, support and guidance on a variety of aspects to support you in securing meaningful employment. This will form the basis of your tutorial sessions, in addition to the academic monitoring and target
Studying with SCL provides you with an opportunity to play professional or non-professional
football, as well as a pathway to progress to a USA Scholarship. An American Scholarship will
allow you to continue your studies whilst training and competing at a high level.
If successful you will be given a conditional offer and then accepted depending on your results in August.