Accrington Stanley Football College


We have been delivering high quality and successful college education programmes since 2012. Over the years, we have developed courses which suit the interests of young people who enjoy Sport, and see the industry as a potential career path. Operating as a full time college course with an experienced staffing team, we provide a unique environment where learners can study within the setting of a professional club, and real life sporting business. There are many options for a career in sport, and our bespoke curriculum covers a wide range of topics that ensures students gain extensive knowledge around the world of sport.

Course Details:

  • Sport specific qualification that is practical based, with the Level 3 course equivalent to 3 A-Levels, allowing entrance to University
  • Full time college course based at the multi-million pound Stanley Sports Hub
  • Delivered by qualified tutors with a specialism in Sport
  • Extensive work based learning opportunities, along with access to FREE NGB qualifications and paid work
  • Minimum 5 hours of football training per week, by UEFA qualified coaches
  • Represent one of our teams and compete against Premier League and EFL Clubs in the CEFA 11v11 League including teams such as Manchester City, Preston, Fleetwood, Carlisle and Blackpool



Units of study include:

  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Fitness Training
  • Practical Sports Application (Team and Individual Sports)
  • Sport Development
  • Fitness Testing
  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health and Wellbeing in Sport
  • Self-Employment in Sport and Physical Activity

Entry Requirements: 

  • Available to students aged 16-19 on completion of their GCSE’s.
  • Level 3- a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above (including Maths & English)
  • Level 2- a minimum of 3 grade 3’s or above at GCSE level
  • A keen interest in the  sports or football industry

Progressions Routes:

  • University
  • USA Scholarships
  • Higher Apprenticeships
  • Career as Sports coach or Sport Development officer
  • Gym and Fitness instructor
  • Career as a Sports/PE Teacher (Primary, Secondary school or college)






If you would like to APPLY NOW, please fill in the application form below and a member of our Education team will be in touch. For further information on any aspect of our courses, please email our Head of Education at


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