Education & Employability

Sheffield United Community College delivers a variety of bespoke further and higher education / training qualifications. Our aim is to provide a high-quality and vocational focused education provision for young people and adults who want to advance their professional career. We utilise the local identity and connections of Sheffield United Football Club to provide unique and creative opportunities for our learners, both in and outside of sport.

Our learners thrive in a professional learning environment where we offer high level teaching and learning, outstanding work experience opportunities, football and academic progression pathways and stimulating enrichment programmes including Football, Fitness and Esports. Regardless of age, background and ability, we help all our learners to achieve their potential through our top-class education and enrichment programmes.

Please scroll below to explore the variety of qualifications and opportunities available today.

 

Further Education

BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Sport

  • Two-Year BTEC qualification equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
  • Delivered across a variety of venues throughout Sheffield
  • Select from a variety of enrichment pathways including: Football, Fitness and Esports.
  • Free gym membership
  • Bespoke tutorial, work experience and progression programmes
  • GCSE English and Maths resits available
  • Course delivered in partnership with Sheffield College

BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Sport: Women’s Exclusive Programme

  • Two-Year BTEC qualification equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
  • Exclusively delivered at LU Westfield (S20 8FA)
  • Select from a variety of enrichment pathways including; Football, Fitness and Esports.
  • Free gym membership
  • Bespoke tutorial, work experience and progression programmes
  • GCSE English and Maths resits available
  • Course delivered in partnership with Sheffield College

NCFE Level 2 in Sport (Coaching & Fitness Pathway)

  • 1 Year Sport Coaching and Fitness qualification
  • No entry requirements
  • Delivered across a variety of venues throughout Sheffield
  • Select from a variety of enrichment pathways including: Football, Fitness and Esports.
  • Free gym membership
  • GCSE English and Maths resits available
  • Opportunity to progress onto the BTEC Level 3 in Sport / Esports upon completion of this qualification
  • Course delivered in partnership with Sheffield College

BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Esports

  • Two-Year BTEC qualification equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
  • Delivered at Lava Esports Centre (S1, 4LZ)
  • Represent the BLADES in the esports British Championships against teams across the country
  • Bespoke tutorial, work experience and progression programmes
  • GCSE English and Maths resits available
  • Course delivered in partnership with Barnsley College

Higher education

Foundation Degree / BSc (Hons) Community Football Coaching, Development and Administration

  • Delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales
  • Full time Blended learning degree qualification
  • Additional Qualifications available including: UEFA C & B, AfPE level 3, Fitness qualifications etc.
  • Bespoke Work Experience programme in which students complete 150-hours work experience each academic year
  • Opportunities for paid part- and full-time employment
  • Student Finance support available

Alternative education

16-24 Traineeships

  • Not be in employment, education or training
  • Willing to gain work experience & learn new skills
  • Looking for a route back into education or employment
  • Pass a DBS check (Subject to chosen placement)

Street Soccer Academy

    • Nationally acclaimed personal development programme tackling youth homelessness in England
    • 10-week programme combining both classroom workshops and football training sessions
    • Delivered at Bramall Lane
    • Opportunity to represent Sheffield United in the ‘Street Soccer Cup’
    • Course delivered in partnership with Street Soccer Foundation