THE EDUCATION

We provide courses for 16-24 year olds, both males and females, delivered by industry professionals using a range of study methods including theory and practical sessions, workshops and work placements.

Our programmes are FREE for 16-18 year olds and funding is available for qualifying 19-24 year olds.

BTEC and HND Courses

We offer BTEC Sports and Fitness courses from Level 2 to Level 3 Extended. Students will receive a minimum of 12 hours a week elite football coaching alongside 14+ hours of education. The courses are designed to deepen students understanding of how a range of components work closely together to ensure and develop optimum sporting performance of athletes and a wide range of topics are covered to ensure students have the knowledge needed to succeed in the Sports industry.

Progression includes university entry, UK and Overseas Scholarships and Full-time work in the Sports and Fitness industry. Career opportunities include playing and coaching in professional sports, Personal Training, Sports Therapy, Teaching in schools/colleges and more. 

Our qualified and highly experienced coaches and tutors will be on hand throughout every step of our students journey to ensure that they fully understand the potential career pathways and are equipped to achieve their sporting ambitions.

We also offer a HND in Business for 18+ students, with the option to train daily with our professional and UEFA Licensed Coaches. On our HND Business course, students study modules include; Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, Management Accounting and Business Law and more.

Traineeships and Apprenticeships

We currently offer the following traineeship programmes, each led by industry professionals;

SPORTS COACHING | FITNESS INSTRUCTING | MUSIC ENGINEERING | BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Our traineeships are designed for you to gain the skills and qualifications that are in demand by today's employers. We focus on giving you valuable work experience to boost your CV, learn new skills and to build your confidence.

The duration of a traineeship ranges from 6 weeks to 6 months, however the average trainee will complete the programme in 13 weeks with the following;

  • An accredited qualification.
  • Improved Maths and English grade (if required).
  • Work placement of up to 180 hours with an exit interview and reference.
  • Support with CV writing, job applications, interview techniques and more.
  • Ongoing support to access further education and training opportunities or employment.

See our Course Info and FAQ's below.

The Football    Trials

 

Course Info & Entry Requirements:

  • BTEC Sport Level 2 (16-18 year olds)
  • BTEC Sport Level 3 Extended Diploma (16-18 year olds)
  • GCSE Maths and English *only required if not achieved prior to enrolment
  • TRAINEESHIPS in Sports Coaching | Fitness Instructing | Music Engineering | Business Administration (16-24 year olds not in education, employment or training)

Student Benefits:

  • Work experience and Career opportunities.
  • Access to Gym, 4G pitches, games lounge, and sports halls.
  • Access to fully qualified physiotherapist and sports masseuse.
  • UK and Overseas Scholarships and Coaching opportunities.


 

FAQ

DO I NEED TO ATTEND A TRIAL FOR THE FOOTBALL ACADEMY?

Ideally yes. We would like to meet and assess players to understand your ability and needs. 

 HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?

Depending on which course you choose, you will achieve your qualification in one or two years. 

These are stimulating  vocational courses, covering an expansive range of topics, including Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance, Lifestyle and Well-being, and Injury and the Sports Performer. Students will be assessed via a combination of controlled assessments and both internally and externally marked written and practical assessments.

 WHERE WILL I TRAIN?

Our learning facilities at Frenford Clubs, The Drive, Ilford have recently installed 4G pitches, for you to train and play matches on. 

 WHERE WILL I STUDY?

Education will be held in a professional and clean classroom environment, at the same location as your training.

 

 

 

  WILL I BE ABLE TO GET TRIALS AT SEMI AND PRO CLUBS?

With our Academy Director and Head Coach being an ex pro with secured links to higher level clubs and also a first team manager at a semi pro club, the chance is most certainly there! We also have a direct partnership with Wingate & Finchley FC and links to many other clubs, meaning the pathway into higher level football is definitely available to our students! Your progression will depend heavily on your own drive, dedication and commitment to the course.

 WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I LEAVE WITH AND WHAT JOB CAN I GET?

BTEC Level 2 in Sport and BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, Coaching and Fitness.

Progression into university, UK and Overseas Football Scholarships and full time work in the sports industry will all be viable options once qualified.

Job roles include Football Coach, Nutritionist, Fitness Instructor/ Personal Trainer, Sports Coach, PE Teaching and Physiotherapist.  

We can also guide you to getting your FA coaching and refereeing badges.

 WILL I GET AN ACADEMY KIT AND TRACKSUIT?

This is a FREE course. Students will only be required to purchase their academy training kit and tracksuit for a one-off fee of £200.