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.
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.
During your education and football development programme, you will benefit from:
The Dartford FC Academy is the pinnacle of the football club's development programme and the final stage of preparation prior to Reserve and First Team football.
With our extensive youth development system, we have developed an outstanding reputation for nurturing talented players through this and into professional and non-league football.
The Academy will play a fundamental role in Dartford FC’s youth department which will strive to create a development culture with the primary function of developing players to compete in the First Team squad.
Here at Dartford FC, we are passionate about developing young footballers through the delivery of quality coaching, a unique and unrivaled education programme with the use of modern, state-of-the-art-facilities.
Players such as Charlie Sheringham (AFC Bournemouth), Cody McDonald (Coventry City FC) and Dave Martin (Derby County FC) have all developed their football with the First Team at Dartford Football Club before being signed by their respective professional clubs showing the calibre of player that the football club is producing.
There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit at the start of the season. Further information will be given by your Tutor upon acceptance onto the programme.
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.
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.
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!
The scheme will be overseen by First Team Manager Tony Burman who will work closely with The Academy in developing players to senior level as part of both his and the club’s investment into the overall youth structure
Princes Park, Grassbanks, Darenth Road, Dartford, Kent DA1 1RT
SCL Education Group