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
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
Football and Sports Diploma Academy
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
MATTHEW PIPER - played in the Premier League for Leicester City & Sunderland AFC for 5 yrs.
Piper came through the youth ranks of hometown club Leicester City. After signing a professional contract in 2000, he made his first team debut in the League Cup on 9 October 2001, playing the whole of a 6–0 home defeat to Leeds United. After another appearance in a 4–1 league defeat to Liverpool, he was loaned to Mansfield Town, for whom he played 8 times. On his return in January 2002, Piper played 27 games as Leicester fought relegation from the Premier League. Although Leicester were ultimately relegated with a mere five league wins all season, Piper made his mark in the club's history by scoring the last ever competitive goal at Filbert Street against Tottenham Hotspur as Leicester won 2–1.
OWEN JOHNSON - Head Coach
Owen is a highly qualified coach and has worked for many years as a youth coach,
Developing and nurturing young talent with the aim to excel gifted young grassroots players into professional football clubs. Owen is a very passionate and vastly experienced coach who's main drive will be the continued development of our academy players.