Men's Football Scholarship & University Degree Programme

Football Scholarship

The Football Scholarship component of the overall programme enables individuals to train and play in matches for up to 12 hours per week. Everyone has their own Individual Development Plan that tracks and monitors their development during their time on the programme.


We train the players as a squad, but also as individuals in order to improve on their strengths and turn their weaknesses into strengths.


We use the same technology that the Premier League and WSL clubs use for Player Analysis such as the Playertek GPS Tracking System, Suunto Heart Rate Monitoring and SMARTSPEED Timing Gates.


The Football Scholarship element of the overall programme has the following benefits:


  • The best opportunity for individuals age 16-19 to develop their game whilst continuing their full-time education


  • An Individual Player Development Plan


  • The expertise of experienced and highly qualified professional staff


  • Up to 12 hours per week of professional training and matches


  • Compete in Leagues against other teams from around the country


  • Compete in National Cups and International Tournaments


  • Play in our Representative Squads against Professional Clubs


  • Excellent facilities that are close to tram, train and bus stops


  • Opportunities to progress into Professional/Semi-Professional Football in the UK, Europe, Asia & USA Scholarships.



Our Programme


Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

The University Sports Degree

The Education component of the overall programme is where individuals study for a University Degree in Sports Coaching.


Our teaching is dynamic and engaging. Individuals are not only assessed on their theoretical knowledge, but also on their practical application. Individuals have the use of desktop computers and/or laptops, various IT and an extensive library of resources to help them achieve.


Upon graduation individuals can progress into a career that is sport related.


Validated by Sheffield Hallam University, the Degree is designed to prepare you for a career as a professional sports coach. Whether you want to work in a performance or participation domain, in schools, governing bodies, professional sports clubs or commercial sport/ activity settings, the course has been planned to challenge and support your development to be the best sport coach you can be. Your studies involve theory and practical elements, where lectures and essay writing are combined with real-world opportunities to put your knowledge into practice.


During your course, you will undertake a work placement in an appropriate sport coaching setting. We know that to be an employable graduate, you need to able to think and act creatively, formulate solutions to problems and be an effective communicator whether in a written, verbal or social media environment. We support you to develop those skills so that you can interact effectively with others in a range of sport coaching situations.

Course Requirements:


Normally GCSE English language or English Literature and Mathematics at Grade C or above or equivalents such as Level 2 Adult Numeracy/Literacy Level 2 Key skills/Application of number Equivalency test from: PLUS one of the following: 64 UCAS points or Access to HE Diploma from a recognised HE course.


LEVEL 4 (20 credits each).


Year 1 Coaching Science, Developing Academic & Professional Practice 1, Coaching Active Lifestyles Sport Coaching Foundation,  Developing Physical Literacy,  Scientific Applications to Coaching.


LEVEL 5 (20 credits each).


Year 2 The Sport Coaching Process, Innovative and Inclusive Delivery, Developing Academic & Professional Practice 2, Research in Sport Development & Coaching, Coaching Fitness with Individuals, Sports Coaching & Society, Work based experiences through practical work. Iindustry visits and guest speakers will provide a real context for academic study, thus ensuring that knowledge gained is continuously applied, and skills are developed within real and simulated work situations.




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