Basingstoke Town FC Academy


A 2-year, full-time education and football development programme for 16-18 year olds, with the option of a third year

Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport
Year 3 - Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor & Active IQ Level 3 Personal Training

Conference Youth Alliance and Tactic Development League

FREE for 16-18 year olds - There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit

4 GCSES A-C or 8-4 preferably one Maths or English

Basingstoke FC

SCL Education Group

September 2019

The Camrose, Western Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 6EZ

Access to University, Apprenticeships, play professional and semi-professional football,  Football coaching, Sport, Leisure and Fitness jobs.

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    • Select your chosen Academy and Book trial
    • Provide the information requested

    • Demonstrate your skills
    • Successful players will be offered an interview

    • One hour Education interview
    • Your chance to ask any questions about the education programme and show your passion for sport

    • For you and your parents
    • Hear about the Education and Football programme
    • Meet the SCL teachers and Academy coaches
    • Understand your exit routes when you graduate from the academy
    • Ask any questions

If successful you will be given a conditional offer and then accepted depending on your results in August.


Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL. 

  • Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
  • Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport
  • Year 3 - Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor & Active IQ Level 3 Personal Training

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

  • Government approved post-16 private education provider
  • Experts in the field of sport and education delivery with over 15 years' experience
  • Nationally recognised for high quality advice and guidance 
  • Programmes delivered in real sports environments 
  • Proven Progression routes


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


  • Play in the Football in the Conference Youth Alliance and Tactic Development League
  • Daily training from highly qualified FA coaches
  • Guidance on individual football fitness
  • Nutritional advice
  • Regular appraisal to monitor development both on and off the pitch

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.

At Basingstoke Town FC we have had a number of players in and around our First Team that have graduated from The academy as well as players who have progressed into the professional game.

Under the watchful eye of the First Team manager players also have a great opportunity to showcase their talent on a daily basis. We look to give players experience at senior level through our close connections with local clubs who we trust to help with the player's development. 

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Jason has been associated with the Basingstoke Town FC for over 15 years. He joined as a player from Reading F.C in November 1999 and he went on to play for the club over 370 times, collecting many personal honours throughout his time. Unfortunately serious knee injuries brought a premature end to Jason’s playing career. Howveer this led to him being offered the opportunity to develop his managerial/coaching career as Academy manager and First Team Coach.

In February 2012 Jason was handed the position of Caretaker Manager, and after a successful start and guiding the team to the play-offs for the first time in the clubs history, was handed the role full-time. Jason now works with The academy and the First Team giving young players a fantastic opportunity to progress through the ranks of the club.

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The Football Academy will be based at The Camrose, Western Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 6EZ.

  • Astro pitches located inside the ground
  • Large area in the clubhouse used for education
  • Access to a local 11 aside pitch for training 

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In line with the plans he has laid out since being at the club, via the media and the recent face to face Fans Forum, Terry Brown is please to confirm the signing of contracts for next season of:

  • GEORGE BENNETT (Midfielder)
  • GEORGE HALLAN (Striker)
  • AARON JARVIS (Striker)


“The philosophy of the club is to look at our own academy players first and then to supplement the squad with the most talented young players who have been released from local Premier, Championship and League clubs.

I have been watching under 21 games for the last 6 months, and several players I have seen will be looking for full time contracts in the summer. What we can offer them is a unique opportunity to train full time under first class coaches, in a supportive disciplined environment that will help them grow both on and off the field. Some will progress quickly and be sold onto professional clubs, the later developers will form the spine of our team that will enable us to progress through the pyramid, playing passing football and hopefully enjoying several exciting cup runs.

The ground work for this scheme has been formulated with David’s help, and I cannot emphasis enough that this project will be run in conjunction with Jason and between us we will ensure that every player that pulls on our blue shirt realises how lucky he is to represent Basingstoke Town. To enable the club to succeed and win games in the Evo Stik or Ryman League we will need some experienced players to help our new players adjust to mens’ football – we will keep you fully informed as and when we secure any signings for next season.”

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  • Learners develop their confidence and they are highly motivated to gain specialist skills in the sports industries. OFSTED INSPECTOR

  • Current learners benefit from good-quality teaching in English and mathematics. OFSTED INSPECTOR

  • Learners develop and apply their English and mathematical skills well. OFSTED INSPECTOR – 2016

  • Support from employers is good across all aspects of provision. OFSTED INSPECTOR

  • Well-planned and well-monitored assignments ensure that learners manage their coursework very effectively. OFSTED INSPECTOR

  • In sports, learners confidently use league tables, aggregates and numerical imbalance within football coaching sessions. OFSTED INSPECTOR

  • Tutors hold high expectations and ambitions for their learners and as a consequence most learners make good progress from their starting points. OFSTED INSPECTOR

  • 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 have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • 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.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.