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High-level qualifications backed by the academic rigour of multi-disciplinary awarding bodies. 

Our qualifications provide ambitious student-athletes with the combination of our sport and college/university degree level education.


We enable talented and motivated individuals to gain fully accredited Certificates, Diplomas, A-Levels, UK or US degrees alongside their chosen football programme. As an NCFE accredited centre we provide a diverse course catalogue and modern approach to learning which is the perfect platform for driven sports men and women to thrive both on and off the field.

We believe that it is important for young people to develop a "back up" option to aid them in their future careers both on and off the pitch. The educational pathway is available for students who want a career inside and outside of sport.

Further Education Courses

The NCFE Sport and Physical Activity qualification is intended as a 2-3 year programme for post 16 students. It is equivalent up to 3 A Levels and is designed for those wanting to progress in the sports sector.

NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching 

NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

GCSE Maths & English re-sits

A Leves – combine NCFE Diploma with choice of A Levels delivered via distance learning. Subjects include Business, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English Literature, History, Maths, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology. 

Spanish Language Courses. 

A typical week is made up of 16 hours of study, with the rest of the time dedicated to work experience, training and competition.


The course includes 3 Mandatory Units in Exercise, Health and Lifestyle, Preparing for a Career in Sport and Physical Activity & Principles of Anatomy and Physiology.


Additional Optional units include:

  1. Applied Exercise Physiology 

  2. Biomechanics 

  3. Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise 

  4. Laboratory and Field Based Experiment Methods 

  5. Research Project in Sport and Exercise Sciences 

  6. Psychology for Sports Performance 

  7. Applied Sports Psychology 

  8. Practical Team Sports 

  9. Practical Individual Sports 

  10. The Physiology of Fitness 

  11. Assessing Risk in Sport 

  12. Fitness Training and Programming 

  13. Sports Nutrition 

  14. Technical and tactical skills in sport 

  15. The Athlete's Lifestyle 

  16. Current Issues in Sport 

  17. Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise 

  18. Sports Injuries 

  19. Sports Coaching 

  20. Leadership in Sport 

  21. Analysis of Sports Performance 

  22. Ethics and Values in Sport 

  23. Sport and Exercise Massage 

  24. Organising Sports Events 

  25. Applied Strength and Conditioning 

  26. Personal and Professional Development 

  27. Work Experience in Sport 



Following completion of the NCFE course students may progress on to our NCFE Personal Trainer Qualification or Higher National Certificate/Diploma courses in Sport Science and Business. 

Degree Pathways

Our flexible blended learning degree programmes in partnership with Loughborough College offer the perfect combination of online/distance learning and contact day attendance, which is ideal for those balancing their studies alongside personal, professional or sporting commitments.


The HNC/HND course is a two year Level 4 and 5 BTEC course. This is typically the first year of an undergraduate degree. Subject include Sport Science, Community Coaching and Business.


Following the successful completion of this course, students will be able to progress on to a Top-Up degree, or gain employment both within professional or community sport.


Aimed at those aged 16-24 year olds or 25 year olds with an EHCP not in education, employment or training who are qualified below Level 3. The tuition is free and is designed to give you the support you need while you get your qualifications and find a job.


The programme lasts between 3 - 6 months and involves one study day a week plus a minimum two days of work experience in coaching, so even if you find classroom learning a challenge, you still get the chance to actually do the job. You'll get lots of support throughout and can start working towards your career goals both on and off the pitch. 

We offer a wide range of courses to meet the interests and needs of all our learners. Whether you’re interested in football, graphic design, business admin or marketing, there's a traineeship for everyone.



Full-time paid apprenticeships in the following roles are available 

Level 2 Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship 
Level 3 Sporting Excellence Professional
Level 4 Sports Coach

Level 5 Teaching

Level 5 Leadership and Management

Upon successful placement, we will provide full training, qualifications, mentoring support and guidance throughout your journey.

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