Hampton & Richmond Borough FC Academy

Full time education and sports development programme

No tuition fees for 16-18-year olds

Feltham, Middlesex


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.

September 2020

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.



Your Education

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.

  • We are a government funded education provider
  • We are experts in sport and education delivery with over 20 years’ experience
  • We are creating the next generation of sports professionals
  • We are working in partnership with 70+ football, rugby and cricket clubs nationwide
  • We are nationally recognised for high quality information, advice and guidance

NCFE Diploma

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:

  • Use a range of delivery methods across all units
  • Provide you with realistic insights into the world of work and opportunities to improve your performance
  • Provide you with a range of learning resources to support with your studies
  • Provide optional units to complete, depending on your personal interest or career aspirations
  • Offer a variety of progression routes and help towards entry criteria for university application


Your Football

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

  • Regular training from highly qualified FA coaches
  • Opportunities to play in competitive football fixtures
  • Play football in The National League U19 Alliance, FA Youth Cup and the Bostik Youth League, formerly The Ryman Youth League
  • Guidance on individual football fitness
  • Nutritional advice
  • Regular appraisal to monitor development both on and off the pitch
  • Programmes delivered in real sports environments
  • Proven progression routes

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.

Your Future


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.

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 2020.

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!

Your Team


Ian Dyer is the Academy Manager and First Team Assistant Manager at Hampton & Richmond Borough Football Club.

Ian is a UEFA ‘A’ Licensed and FA Youth Licensed coach with over 15 years experience working across all levels of the professional game.

Ian has coached in the youth academies of Fulham, Barnet and Portsmouth, and spent 3 years working with elite players in the USA.

He was also the National Head of Coaching for the Coerver Coaching programme in the UK. During his time with Coerver, Ian has observed and worked with some of the top clubs in Europe including Real Madrid, AC Milan, Ajax, Dinamo Zagreb and Chelsea.

As a player Ian enjoyed spells with Hereford United, Aldershot Town and Gosport Borough, and represented Hampshire and South England at U18 and U21 level.

Ian has vast experience working across all areas of youth development, and has worked with many professional players currently playing in the Football League.


Success Stories

Ex-academy student Charlie Ten-Grotenhuis is doing well-Charlie played and studied for two years at Hampton and Richmond Borough FC. During that time Charlie made several appearances for the Hampton and Richmond Borough FC First Team. He has since signed as a professional with Bristol Rovers FC.

Former HRBFC Academy player Rylan Myers is now a regular in the starting line-up of Met Police in the Ryman Premier League.


DYLAN RANDALL (left in photo above)
In November 2017, HRBFC Academy player Dylan Randall became the youngest ever player to make an appearance for the HRBFC First Team. Dylan was aged 16 years 309 days at the time of his debut. Dylan signed a First Team contract after his impressive scoring run for the U18s, he has also attracted interest from several professional clubs.

ENOCH SOGANILE (right in photo above)
In November 2017, HRBFC Academy U18 player Enoch Sognaile signed a contract with the HRBFC First Team after some impressive performances. Enoch also gained some valuable experience by playing on loan for Harrow Borough of the Ryman Premier League during the 2017/18 season.

Course Location

Education: Hampton & Richmond Borough FC, Station Road, Hampton TW12 2BX
Training: Hanworth Villa FC, Rectory Meadow, Park Road (off Hounslow Road), Hanworth, Middlesex TW13 6PN

Eduction Provider

SCL Education Group

Football Provider

Hampton & Richmond Borough FC Academy

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.