The Football Academy

OVERVIEW

The Football Academy provides professional and non-league clubs, community trusts and private academies with an established football excellence and education programme that will not only attract, develop and retain quality youth players, but also support you in meeting core social responsibilities.

  • Open to aspiring players, coaches and referees aged 16-18
  • Develops sporting and academic performance in the heart of your club
  • Achieves outstanding academic learner outcomes
  • A track record for players progressing into the first team, relevant employment or higher education 

Each year the programme achieves outstanding academic learner outcomes and has a track record for players progressing into the first team, relevant employment or higher education on completion.

The Football Academy is currently delivered in partnership with over 50 professional and non-league clubs, community trusts and private academies and we are looking to further expand our network.

We are looking to expand The Football Academy Network, contact us for more information.

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PROGRAMME BENEFITS

Delivering both sporting and educational excellence, whilst also being tailored to your club’s programme needs, The Football Academy will:

  • Attract, develop and retain quality youth players
  • Provide a guaranteed revenue stream through the provision of facilities and coaching staff
  • Give you a tailored programme to meet your club’s needs
  • Provide opportunities to support the NEET agenda in your sport
  • Meet core social responsibilities within your community, education, health, social inclusion and sports development
  • Heighten awareness and positive PR

Plus…

  • The entire programme is delivered direct from your facilities
  • The programme can be offered as:
    • Youth Scholarship
    • Second Chance
    • Community Football For All
    • Women’s development

WHY SCL

SCL is the leading provider of education through sport in the Further Education sector and is one of the UK’s largest providers of sports-based education. We are a government-approved, privately owned training provider and are highly respected in our field, renowned for setting the benchmark in Football Academy provision.

  • OFSTED Grade 2 - GOOD provision
  • Successfully graduated 6,000+ Academy players
  • Partner with 40+ professional and non-league clubs,  community trusts and private academies
  • Experts in the field of sport and education delivery
  • Over 15 years’ experience

In short, we are very good at what we do and very proud of the reputation we have built. And that’s part of the reason why we continue to attract new clubs each season and maintain long-term partnerships. We also:

  • Develop strong working relationships with our Academy partners
  • Provide excellent education programmes
  • Run our programmes to the highest of standards
  • Manage the programmes from start to finish
  • Provide Quality Assurance of coaching programmes by FA Coach Educators
  • Assist players in achieving outstanding academic learner outcomes and relevant progression routes on completion

DIGITAL LEARNING

In addition to classroom based learning delivered by our outstanding teachers and training by highly qualified coaches, students will have access Pro-VLE, our Digital Learning Environment. Pro-VLE has been specifically designed to create a personalised, first class, digital learning experience for our students and has been tailored to support their education and development.

  • Access study resources any place and at any time
  • Simple submission of assignments online
  • Students can interact with their class, teachers and coaches using Yammer
  • Direct access to timetables, learner plans and emails 
  • Immediate access to tutor support
  • Coaches will share Football performance and grades directly with students online
  • A section of the Pro-VLE solely dedicated to information, advice and guidance on Career Progression
  • Policies, Procedures, bursary forms and safeguarding information available at the click of a button
  • FREE Microsoft Office 365

NEWS

PALACE ACE JOINS FORCES WITH SCL SCHEME

 

“Education is key, we want them to be able to go down different pathways if needed,” Croydon-born Bowry told The NLP.

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PAVING THE WAY FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE

 

“Since SCL took over the education at FC we have seen a new side to the lads. 

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SUCCESSFULLY EMBEDDING FUNCTIONAL SKILLS IN SPORT

SCL have significantly contributed to changing the perception of vocational sports programmes.

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PLAY HARD AND WORK SMART – THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

 

NON-LEAGUE clubs can inspire youngsters in their communities into education – and develop future first team stars. 

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THE SECRET TO YOUR ACADEMY SUCCESS

 

DARTFORD boss Tony Burman is a fully paid-up supporter of SCL and their ability to help Non-League clubs build academies.

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TRIO PROUDLY FLYING THE FLAG FOR SCL

Three players from SCL academies have secured dream moves to either the Football League or Premier League.

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RUN A SUCCESSFUL ACADEMY WITH SCL

Attract, develop and progress talented 16-18 year old players to your club with The Football Academy.
  • Over the past two years, SCL has become a very important partner of the West Ham United Foundation. I would thoroughly recommend working in partnership with SCL. Joseph Lyons - Chief Executive, West Ham United Foundation

  • Since partnering with SCL in 2008 we have developed a number of players into the First Team and other non-league clubs. Jane Spong - Community & Academy Officer, Woking Football Club

  • SCL’s staff understands and relates to the type of players we attract and therefore our outcomes for academic success is outstanding. Tony Burnham - First Team Manager and Academy Director, Dartford FC

  • SCL has helped us grow our provision and services to local schools and generate additional income. I would highly recommend SCL. Jane Spong - Community & Academy Officer, Woking Football Club

  • Through their flexible learning environment, they provide outstanding education provision and have been instrumental in supporting the growth of The Football Learning Academy which has recruited over 80 learners. Joseph Lyons - Chief Executive, West Ham United Foundation

  • Over 15 players have progressed from the academy to my First Team squad. I would without hesitation recommend SCL to any club. Tony Burnham - First Team Manager and Academy Director, Dartford FC

  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

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