FOOTBALL & EDUCATION ACADEMY

Welcome to the Football & Education Academy

Combining academic study with participation in football, the academy delivers bespoke further and higher education qualifications. Our aim is to provide a high-quality and alternative education provision for young people and adults who want to pursue a career in the sports industry.

 

Our learners thrive in a professional learning environment where we offer high level teaching and learning, outstanding work experience opportunities, football and academia progression pathways and a stimulating enrichment programme where learners can also represent their club on the pitch. Regardless of background and ability, we help all our learners to achieve their potential through our top-class education and football programmes.

 

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

Further Education

BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Sport (2020)

  • Two-year BTEC qualification equivalent to 3 A-levels.
  • Delivered across a variety of state-of-the-art sites throughout Sheffield
  • Football enrichment programme which caters for both the elite and participation level of performance
  • Bespoke tutorial, work experience and progression pathway programmes
  • GCSE Maths and English resits available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Sport (2020): Women’s Football & Education Pathway

  • Level 2 and 3 sport-based qualifications.
  • This programme is run in affiliation with Sheffield United Women FC
  • Football enrichment programme which caters for both the elite and participation level of performance
  • Bespoke tutorial, work experience and progression pathway programmes
  • GCSE Maths and English resits available

Level 2 NCFE in Sport (Coaching Pathway)

  • 1-year sport coaching and fitness qualification
  • No entry requirements
  • Football enrichment programme which caters for both the elite and participation level of performance
  • Bespoke tutorial, work experience and progression pathway programmes
  • GCSE/Functional Skills Maths and English resits available
  • Opportunity to progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport upon completion of this qualification

Higher education

Foundation Degree: Community Football Coaching & Development

  • Delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales
  • 2-year blended learning degree qualification
  • Core vocational focus delivered through its bespoke work-based learning programme
  • Additional qualifications available: FA Level 2 & Level 3 AFPE
  • Opportunity to convert to a full BSc (Hons) in Football Coaching, Development and Administration by completing an additional one-year top-up.

Foundation Degree: Community Football Coaching & Development – Women’s Pathway

  • Delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales
  • 2-year blended learning degree qualification
  • This programme is run in affiliation with Sheffield United Women FC
  • Core vocational focus delivered through its bespoke work-based learning programme
  • Additional qualifications available: FA Level 2 & Level 3 AFPE
  • Opportunity to convert to a full BSc (Hons) in Football Coaching, Development and Administration by completing an additional one-year top-up.

Alternative education

16-18 Traineeships

Must be aged 16-18

  • Not hold a level 3 qualification or higher
  • Not be in full time employment or education.
  • Pass a DBS check
  • A genuine interest in working with children in sport.

19-24 traineeships

Must be aged 19-24

  • Not hold a level 3 qualification or higher
  • Not be in full time employment or education.
  • Pass a DBS check
  • A genuine interest in working with children in sport.