16-18 year olds training at an SCL football academy

16-18? Looking for a career in football? Then this football excellence and education programme could be for you.


This new and employer-led programme is specifically designed to create the next generation of professional sports coaches.


An SCL student attending a rugby training session at one of SCL's academies

16-18? Looking to develop both your academic & rugby playing performance? Then The Rugby Academy could be for you.


Open to young cricketers aged between 16-18 years with a passion for Cricket and learning.


Perfect for those aged 16-18 and looking to develop a career in sports coaching.


Government funded plus........earn as you learn.


With Academy partnerships with over 60 football, rugby and cricket professional and grass roots sports clubs, foundations and community trusts, SCL have educated over 7000 young adults, many of whom were disengaged from education when they came to SCL.

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  • 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.

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