Player Development Programmes for UK & International Players
Player Development Camps
The Player Development Camps include:
High quality football training and matches for players of all positions at our Football Campus in Manchester, England delivered by our UEFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ coaches and advice from Managers in the professional game.
An Individual Development Plan
Player Analysis using the same technology that the English Premier League and English Women’s Super League Clubs use such as the Playertek GPS Tracking System, Suunto Heart Rate Monitoring and SMARTSPEED Timing Gates.
The opportunity to impress watching scouts.
Specialist coaching and advice including strength & conditioning, diet & nutrition and psychology.
Physiotherapy and sport injury cover
Full board or half board accommodation with a host family
Recreational activities and excursions
Prices from £1,448 per 2 week camp.
All fees are inclusive of VAT and cover everything except visa and travel costs to and from our Manchester Football Campus and any personal expenditure. A reduction to the fee will apply for UK based players who are able to travel from home.
English language tuition & short course sports qualifications can be provided as optional extras.
Football Education Overview
The Education component of the overall programme is where individuals have their own study programme based on their GCSE grades. However, there is a qualification at every level based on what has been obtained at school.
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.
Depending on the level an individual achieves, they can progress on to University, a USA Sport Scholarship, an Apprenticeship or straight into a career that is sport or non sport related.
The components of their own study individual programme are;
One main core qualification based on their GCSE grades from the list below
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 3 A Levels)
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport in Sport (equivalent to 2 A Levels)
- BTEC Level 90 Credit Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels)
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 1 A Level)
- Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership
- Level 2 YMCA Fitness Instructors
- BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport & Active Leisure
These take place regularly during the Academic Year and enable each individual to meet with their personal tutor to help to keep them progressing on the programme.
During the programme suitable individuals will be given the opportunity to complete the F.A. Level 1 and F.A. Level 2 Coaching qualifications.
In the summer months and at the end of the programme, successful and appropriate individuals will be given the opportunity to take up work placements in Kickworldwide partner territories. This includes but is not restricted to China, Uzbekistan, India, Tanzania, Cameroon and Zambia. In some cases these placements will include a salary payment, but in all cases costs will be covered by the host territory.
Individuals will be given the opportunity to benefit from work placements at UK football clubs, football organisations and Kickworldwide.
Work placements with Kickworldwide could include working on the football reality TV show ‘Soccer Prince’, working on outreach programmes overseas and working in the community departments of overseas football clubs.
GCSE or Functional Skills Maths (if achieved below a GCSE Grade 4/C)
GCSE or Functional Skills English (if achieved below a GCSE Grade 4/C)
Educational Trips & Visits
We also take scholars on numerous trips and visits during the Academic Year. These include overseas football trips/tournaments, team building residentials, a visit to St George’s Park – home of the England National Squads and visits to Professional Clubs.
What Qualifications can I get?
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
and Extended Diploma in Sport
The BTEC Level 3 in Sport qualifications upon completion, can lead to University progression. Individuals are taught
all aspects of sport across a range of units.
Individuals are assessed through their written course work, practical application and also through two exams.
What Qualifications do I need?
To Undertake -
BTEC Level 3 Diploma and
Extended Diploma in Sport
To undertake the Level 3, individuals will require GCSE grades at 3/4 or above including Maths and/or English*.
*Dependent on Campus location.