Newcastle Elite Academy

OVERVIEW

COURSE
A full-time education and football development programme for 16-18 year olds. 

Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport
Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

UCAS POINTS
Up to 420

LEAGUE
Participate in the ECFA - Aoc sport

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

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

FOOTBALL TRAINING
Newcastle Elite Academy 

EDUCATION PROVIDER
SCL Education Group

COURSE START DATE
September 2019

LOCATION

The Football Academy will be based at Northumbria University, Coach Lane Campus, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7XA for 4 days a week and 1 day a week the academy will be based at Northumberland Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SG.

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

 

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TRIALS

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. BOOK YOUR TRIAL
    • Select your chosen Academy and Book trial
    • Provide the information requested

  2. ATTEND TRIAL
    • Demonstrate your skills
    • Successful players will be offered an interview

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

  4. PRESENTATION
    • 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.

EDUCATION

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

  • Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport
  • Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

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

DIGITAL LEARNING

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

FOOTBALL

  • Participate in the ECFA - Aoc sport
  • Football training delivered by highly qualified and experienced 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.

The aim of our Student-athlete Football Education programme (Post-16/GCSE) is to provide the opportunity for talented young football players to pursue with a dual career pathway leading to achievable pathways into higher education and sports performance. 

All students will continue in their football development through our elite football training programme designed and directed by our four premier league professional directors, delivered by our highly qualified coaching team with vast experience of working at professional football clubs at first team and academy level. 



Our programme will emulate a professional football environment consisting of a multi - disciplined coaching team specialising in all fields, aiming to maximise all student’s potential by developing technically/tactically, physically, psychologically and socially. All students will undergo an education programme which will further improve understanding of underlying components contributing to football performance as well as continuing their education pathway achieving a BTEC level 3 extended diploma in sport qualification allowing them to advance into higher education. 

All aspects of our student athlete programme will be ran from Northumbria University’s first class sport facilities at their High Performance Centre and Sports Central complex. 

Each player will be involved in up to 10 hours of coaching with games in addition throughout each week. 

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Location

The Football Academy will be based at Northumbria University, Coach Lane Campus, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne for 4 days a week, and 1 day a week the Academy will be based at Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8SG.

High quality facilities at Northumbria University include: Brand new 4G pitch, high quality grass pitches, Strength & Conditioning / physiotherapy / Video Analysis suites, Education hub / classrooms and a Swimming pool.

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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.