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 chance to play in the FA Youth Cup
FREE for 16-18 year olds - There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit
3 GCSES A-C or 8-4 preferably one Maths or English
West Ham Foundation
SCL Education Group
COURSE START DATE
West Ham United First Team Training Ground, Chadwell Heath, Saville Road RM6 6DT.
Access to University, Apprenticeships, play professional and semi-professional football, Football coaching, Sport, Leisure and Fitness jobs.
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 West Ham Academy Second Chance Programme is for 16-18 year olds looking to become a professional footballer and creates an elite combination of education and football to become a well-rounded professional.
TERRY WESTLEY – ACADEMY DIRECTOR
“For any player who has potentially fallen out of an Academy, this is a fantastic chance for them to find their way back into the system.”
DAVE HUNT– HEAD OF ACADEMY RECRUITMENT
“Having both the footballing and educational aspects to the programme, we are able to create well-rounded footballers ready for the next phase of their careers.”
WHUF coaching has been developed using the West Ham Academy philosophy of learning to play the ‘West Ham Way’. West Ham United Football Club have a proven track record in nurturing and producing talented players through our outstanding Football Academy set up. We have produced players such as Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Jermain Defoe, Rio Ferdinand, Mark Noble, James Tompkins and Jack Collison in recent years. Today there are over 100 players in the Premier and Football League who are products of the West Ham Academy.
Jim has been at the West Ham United Academy for over 20 years in both a head coaching and recruitment role. Jim has been fortunate to be at the club and see a large number of incredible players come through the Academy of Football which include Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, Jermain Defoe and more recently Mark Noble and James Tompkins.
Jim is now very excited with the prospect of developing more future stars for the club via the route of the ‘Second Chance Programme’ at West Ham United Academy. Jim wants to urge any talented young players to apply for a place and if successful who knows where you may end up.ity by offering coaching sports and other initiatives within local schools.
Having both the footballing and educational aspects to the programme, we are able to create well-rounded footballers ready for the next phase of their careers. Dave Hunt – Head of Academy Recruitment
For any player who has potentially fallen out of an Academy, this is a fantastic chance for them to find their way back into the system. Terry Westley – Academy Director