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
SCL Education Group
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aaron Nicholson who has his UEFA B coaching qualification, has been at the club for four years in various positions. Starting off as a assistant coach within the youth department for the under 16’s. While completing the season with the under 16’s, Aaron also completed his studies for his degree at Southampton Solent University where he achieved a BA Hons Degree in Football Studies.
Aaron then took over the Under 14’s as lead coach, where within two years he guided the team to the Under 15’s national JPL finals.
In May 2016 Aaron came on board with the club in a full time position, where he because assistant head in the Youth and community department. Since then Aaron has taken over not only as Head of Youth Community, but now as Academy Manager here at the Camrose Stadium.
Outside of Basingstoke Aaron has taken a select team of talented individuals from Hampshire, Berkshire & Surrey for the last three years to the Youth World Cup in Gothenburg Sweden, where most recently he led the under 18’s to the quarter final of the competition.
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