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2 Year Full Time Elite Football and Education Program UK, Birmingham, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire
This is a unique opportunity to study In the UK, gain an education whilst also receiving a top class football education. The course is also designed to offer talented players a route back into either professional or semi professional football, and the coaching is delivered by our team of Pro coaches.
Also we aim to offer the best exit routes for our players, with 92 of our players playing at professional clubs including Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa. We have excellent links with semi pro clubs, US colleges (scholarships), Sports Provider companies etc and again we aim to make sure that upon leaving the course our students are more employable by being given the best opportunities to succeed as possible
The course also includes
Play in the FA Youth Cup (great way to get scouted)
FA Coaching Qualifications Levels 1 – 2, Coaching (optional)
Pre Season training camp/trials in Norway each year
Referee qualification (optional)
Play for youth, U21, Reserve and Mens semi pro 1st Team
Coaching 4 times a week by Uefa A Premier League Coach and Academy Scout
US soccer scholarship tours
Work Experience opportunities to work in the Football Industry
Coaching experience with live coaching projects
Lectures on scouting, coaching and match analysis from Premier League Coaches
The guarantee to play in the English Colleges League
Chance to play for our semi pro partners
Friendlies against Pro Academies
International students ( current course has players from USA, Norway, Ghana and Venezuela)
Weekend excursions and chance to visit Pro Clubs and watch Games
Accommodation, (International students)
Chance to get scouted by Pro Club
Full Education from B-TEC Level 3, A levels
SAT testing for players wanting to be considered for US Soccer Scholarship (optional)
Fitness and nutrition plan
Our Norwegian Pre Season Training Camp
We offer courses for players aged 16 – 21 years who wish to attend for either 1, 3, 6, 12 or 24 months or 3 year degree.
The courses can be purely football based or can be full time football and education.
Players attending the 1,2 or 3 year courses will be able to present our partners at either 1st level playing in the semi professional leagues are that are heavily scouted, or our Youth Team that also plays against professional clubs in various friendly/trials games or in the FA Youth Cup.
On all the courses you will train 4 times a week with the option of playing 1 – 2 games per week too.
Players choosing the education and football pathway, automatically become enrolled on our US Soccer Scholarship program should you wish to be considered for the event.
Ages 16 – 19 years: Players at this age can be enrolled onto the BTEC Level 3 (Extended) Qualification in Sports and Leisure and is the required qualification to gain University entry or A levels.
Ages 18+: Players at this age can be enrolled onto a degree of their choice, where you study but still train/play for our organisation.
The course is open to both EU and International Students and the current course has students from the US, Canada, Norway, and Venezuela.
The course is a fantastic opportunity to gain internationally recognised qualifications and receive coaching from English Premier League coaches and scouts.
Upon being accepted onto the course you will need to contact the home office to start your visa application and you can do this by clicking on the link below.
Visa, or Visa related costs/charges – All Visa and Visa related costs and charges, are the responsibility of the Student- athlete and/or their parents/sponsor. International Scholars are required to apply for their Visa within good time, at least 30 days prior to the programme start date. Applicants should visit the UK Borders Agency website for the latest information about Visa Applications: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
or contact their nearest British Embassy/Consulate, for more information.
Advanced football program and games
Annual football tour to Norway
Daily training and matches
Chance to get scouted by our pro academy coaches
Coaching by Uefa qualified coachs
Football training kit
Chance to gain FA Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications (additional cost)
US Soccer scholarships service (additional cost)
To apply please click the online booking form and also send a cv which includes playing experience and expected school grades to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Us for full details and joining pack
2 year Full Time International Football and Education Program UK, Birmingham and Worcestershire