Full time education and sports development programme
No tuition fees for 16-18-year olds
Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne
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 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity
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 and Physical Activity
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.
Year 1 - Complete an NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity
Year 2 - Complete an NCFELevel 3 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 will benefit from:
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.
The aim of our Student-athlete Football Education programme (Post-16/GCSE) is to provide the opportunity for talented young football players to pursue with a dual career pathway leading to achievable pathways into higher education and sports performance.
All students will continue in their football development through our elite football training programme designed and directed by our four premier league professional directors, delivered by our highly qualified coaching team with vast experience of working at professional football clubs at first team and academy level.
Our programme will emulate a professional football environment consisting of a multi - disciplined coaching team specialising in all fields, aiming to maximise all student’s potential by developing technically/tactically, physically, psychologically and socially. All students will undergo an education programme which will further improve understanding of underlying components contributing to football performance as well as continuing their education pathway achieving a BTEC level 3 extended diploma in sport qualification allowing them to advance into higher education.
All aspects of our student athlete programme will be ran from Northumbria University’s first class sport facilities at their High Performance Centre and Sports Central complex.
Each player will be involved in up to 10 hours of coaching with games in addition throughout each week.
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 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!
Northumbria University, Coach Lane Campus, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7XA
Northumberland Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SG
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