A 2-year, full-time education and football development programme for 16-18 year olds.
Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport
Up to 280
Conference Youth Alliance and SCL 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.
The Dartford FC Academy is the pinnacle of the football club's development programme and the final stage of preparation prior to Reserve and First Team football.
With our extensive youth development system, we have developed an outstanding reputation for nurturing talented players through this and into professional and non-league football.
The Academy will play a fundamental role in Dartford FC’s youth department which will strive to create a development culture with the primary function of developing players to compete in the First Team squad.
Here at Dartford FC, we are passionate about developing young footballers through the delivery of quality coaching, a unique and unrivaled education programme with the use of modern, state-of-the-art-facilities.
Players such as Charlie Sheringham (AFC Bournemouth), Cody McDonald (Coventry City FC) and Dave Martin (Derby County FC) have all developed their football with the First Team at Dartford Football Club before being signed by their respective professional clubs showing the calibre of player that the football club is producing.
Ebou' Adams signed for Premier League Norwich City on an initial 18 month contract. Ebou is a product of our extremely successful Academy programme, working very closely with Tony Burman, Steve Mosely, Deren Ibrahim and Jason Long. He made his 1st team league debut at Macclesfield in the Conference Premier Division last April and has made 15 starting appearances for the Darts this season.
Over 15 players have progressed from the academy to my First Team squad. I would without hesitation recommend SCL to any club. Tony Burman - First Team Manager and Academy Director, Dartford Football Club
We have been working in partnership with SCL for over four seasons. SCL’s staff understands and relates to the type of players we attract and therefore our outcomes for academic success is outstanding. Tony Burman - First Team Manager and Academy Director, Dartford Football Club