Football Education Scholarship

Work, Learn, Train & Play with Accrington Stanley Community Trust.

At Accrington Stanley Community Trust we offer a unique opportunity for all 16-19 year old football players to pursue a two-year Football Education Scholarship.

Starting September 2017, we will be going into our sixth year of the course and have grown a fantastic reputation for post-16 education provision with all students attaining a 100% pass rate provided by our “Outstanding” tutors.

The course follows the same structure as a college meaning students will find themselves at Accrington Stanley’s Wham Stadium up to 17.5 hours per week from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. Dependent on GCSE Grades students students will be placed upon the most suitable course for them to achieve.

The BTEC Level 2 in Sport is a 1 year course which involves education, work experience, practical training and matches. The minimum requirements for this course are 2 D’s or above at GCSE level. Students who enrol onto this programme will study with us for 1 year and when they complete the qualification they will start the BTEC Level 3 programme the following academic year.

The BTEC Level 3 in Sport is equivalent to 3 A Levels and is a 2 year course which involves education, work experience, practical training and matches. For those who are excelling in this area, they will put onto an extended diploma which will improve their UCAS score if they intend to go to university.

Every week students will participate in Training for 4:30 hours per week with either a Futsal or Football game on the Wednesday. Each week will include training, analysis and fitness/recovery sessions to develop as players alongside their education. Sessions will be led by UEFA Qualified coaches and follow a season long training program to develop all players’ abilities, whatever they may be.

Football Development Officer Matt Parkinson said “It’s a brilliant course for any student looking to continue their education with Outstanding staff, while representing Accrington Stanley in our Football and Futsal teams. It will be a huge benefit for those looking to progress on to university while also developing themselves as players with UEFA qualified staff offering support on Recovery, Fitness and Performance”

Current captain and student Jordan Lewis commented “I enjoy the course as it’s different too any other college because I get to play football every day but I still get my sports qualifications on top of this. The class sizes are small such as 10 to a tutor, so it’s  personal and I get to do one to one sessions if I’m struggling with my work. The course enables students to volunteer  with coaching all different sports so this will give us the experience I will need to succeed in my future career which I hope will be in sport. I have been accepted to Sheffield Hallam and Leeds Beckett university to do sports coaching. I am also interested in getting a scholarship over in America as I am in contact with two different organisations and they are both keen too sign me on with my football ability. I would not have been able to do any of this without this course”

Apply now

If you are interested in becoming part of this exciting opportunity, then contact Matt Parkinson immediately for more information. You can also apply online by completing an application online at form where our staff will then be in touch. Apply soon as places are limited. For any further information please feel free to get in touch via the contact information below.

Call: 01254 304071 / 07550095970

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