The Darren Bent
Academy

Up to 280 UCAS points available

Free for 16-18 year olds

Aldersley Road, Wolverhampton

OVERVIEW

Trials

Your Education

Your Football

During your education and football development programme, you'll benefit from:

  • Play Football in the SCL Development League
  • Daily training from highly qualified FA coaches
  • Guidance on individual football fitness
  • Nutritional advice
  • Regular appraisal to monitor development both on and off the pitch

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.

There are over 100,000 people employed in the football industry in the UK, and a further 600,000 in the sport and active leisure sector, in roles such as football coaching, physiotherapy, performance analysis, sports development, PE teaching, and many others. Over the course of the programme students will gain the underpinning knowledge and skills for a wide range of these careers.

Your Future

EDUCATION

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.

APPRENTICESHIPS

If you decide to combine further study with employment, you will be eligible for an apprenticeship within the sport and leisure industry.

EMPLOYMENT

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.

FOOTBALL

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.

Your Application

COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION
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.

EDUCATION INTERVIEW
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.

CONDITIONAL OFFER
Following your telephone interview, if eligible, you will receive a conditional offer to start the programme in September 2020.

SPORTS TASTER
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.

ENROLMENT
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!

Your Team

Our Experienced Coaches strongly believe that all players should be guided and encouraged to reach their full potential and this can be achieved by following our well structured professional player programme.

As one of your mentors, Darren Bent not only brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our developmental programmes, but also his strong work ethic and high status within the professional football world provides children with an influential figure who will aspire them to realise and achieve their full potential both on and off the pitch.

 

CRAIG WATKINS - ACADEMY MANAGER

Arsenal Youth Player

Semi-professional footballer:

  • Exeter
  • Sutton United
  • Woking
  • Havant and Waterlooville

Course Location

WV Active Aldersley, Aldersley Rd, Wolverhampton WV6 9NW

Eduction Provider

SCL Education Group

Football Provider

The Darren Bent Academy

Facilities

3G training pitch, grass playing pitch, indoor arena, gym, running track and fitness studio

Sports Education Prospectus

Kick off your career in sport
Request a copy of our Sports Education Prospectus to find out more about our programmes and how you can kick off your career in sport.
  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.