The course is structured in 6-8 practical football sessions per week, with the emphasis of these sessions being on technical, tactical, physical ability and conditioning, as well as educating the scholars in psychological elements of the game.
This element of our scholarship program ensures that the players do not miss out on their further education studies. The players spend a minimum of two days per week in the classroom in order to fulfil their educational requirements. The course offered is BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Sport (this is equivalent to 3 A levels). The course is delivered by Altwood Church of England School. We also offer English Language courses to our overseas players that join the program.
During the 3 year course the players will develop their core knowledge and understanding of the game whilst also improving their tactical awareness. All scholars participate in the FA Level 1 and FA Level 2 coaching awards. These awards are recognised internationally by UEFA & FIFA. The qualifications will improve the individual’s game knowledge and coaching experience, and add significant weight to their curriculum vitae. In year 3, the Scholars also take courses in strength and conditional and multi sports courses. Our goal is to ensure that when they graduate, each of our scholars will be able to immediately enter the workplace as a coach, should they choose to pursue this career option.