Full-time education and sports development programme
No tuition fees for 16-18-year olds
Combine your passion for football with a full-time education and development programme, and benefit from an outstanding learning and teaching experience which will push you to achieve your best and set you on the path to establishing yourself with the industry.
COURSE START DATE
NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport
Individual offers may vary; however, you’ll normally need 4 GCSEs Level 1 - 9, including English and maths.
NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sport
Individual offers may vary; however, you’ll normally need 4 GCSEs Level 4-9, preferably one being English or maths.
NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
Individual offers may vary; however, you’ll normally need 5 GCSEs Level 4-9, including English and maths.
Up to 168 UCAS points* available (equivalent to 3 A-Levels)
*Request a prospectus below for full breakdown of UCAS tariff points.
This programme is government funded.
You will not need to pay tuition fees but other costs may be applicable.
If you have been booked onto an interview with SCL by one of the SCL Team you will need to complete an application form before your meeting with an SCL Tutor.
Please select ‘Apply Now’ below to start your form.
You will study a nationally recognised qualification in sport, delivered by SCL. Where required, you will also study maths and/or English GCSE or Functional Skills.
Complete an NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport or an NCFE Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity*
*Qualification studied will be dependent on GCSE grades achieved by learner.
Request a prospectus below for 2020/21 course information.
SCL Education & Training are the UK’s leading independent provider of education through sport.
What is an NCFE Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity?
Developed with employers in mind, your NCFE qualification will combine a mix of practical and theoretical learning.
This qualification is designed to be taken by those wishing to progress to a career in the sport and physical activity sector and aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding relating to the sport and physical activity sector.
Your NCFE Diploma will:
During your education and football development programme, you'll benefit from:
There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit at the start of the season. Further details about this will be provided upon the player’s acceptance into The Football Academy.
At Basingstoke Town FC we have had a number of players in and around our First Team that have graduated from the academy, as well as players who have progressed into the professional game.
Under the watchful eye of the First Team manager players also have a great opportunity to showcase their talent on a daily basis. We look to give players experience at senior level through our close connections with local clubs who we trust to help with the player's development.
Successful completion of your study programme will provide you with the option to apply for university. As part of your weekly tutorials, you will receive support and guidance with your UCAS and student finance applications.
If you decide to combine further study with employment, you will be eligible for an apprenticeship within the sport and leisure industry.
Upon successful completion of your study programme, you will receive information, support and guidance on a variety of aspects to support you in securing meaningful employment. This will form the basis of your tutorial sessions, in addition to the academic monitoring and target setting.
Studying with SCL provides you with an opportunity to play professional or non-professional football, as well as a pathway to progress to a USA Scholarship. An American Scholarship will allow you to continue your studies whilst training and competing at a high level.
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A member of our SCL Student Services Team will then be in touch to provide more information about the programme and book you onto an education interview, if eligible.
Your telephone interview is your chance to find out more information about the programme and ask any questions that you may have.
An SCL Tutor will be using this time to find out more information about you and collect important information in preparation for your enrolment onto the programme.
Following your telephone interview, if eligible, you will receive a conditional offer to start the programme in September 2021.
We will be in touch with you to arrange your next steps, which will give you the chance to find out more about the sport element of the programme.
This will be either a phone call with the Academy Manager or Coach or a training session, dependent on government restrictions being lifted.
We will review your qualifications and work with the club to confirm your acceptance onto the programme.
You will then be enrolled onto the programme, and we will look forward to seeing you in September!
Aaron Nicholson who has his UEFA B coaching qualification, has been at the club for four years in various positions. Starting off as a assistant coach within the youth department for the under 16’s. While completing the season with the under 16’s, Aaron also completed his studies for his degree at Southampton Solent University where he achieved a BA Hons Degree in Football Studies.
Aaron then took over the Under 14’s as lead coach, where within two years he guided the team to the Under 15’s national JPL finals.
In May 2016 Aaron came on board with the club in a full time position, where he because assistant head in the Youth and community department. Since then Aaron has taken over not only as Head of Youth Community, but now as Academy Manager here at the Camrose Stadium.
Outside of Basingstoke Aaron has taken a select team of talented individuals from Hampshire, Berkshire & Surrey for the last three years to the Youth World Cup in Gothenburg Sweden, where most recently he led the under 18’s to the quarter final of the competition.
Aiden Harris is a regular member of the 1st Team squad. He has completed his Extended Diploma with a DDM grade and is currently completing the fitness programme, progressing onto Solent University in September to study Sports Performance Coaching.
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