Newcastle Elite
Academy Programme

Full time education and sports development programme

No tuition fees for 16-18-year olds

Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne

OVERVIEW

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
September 2020

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
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.

UCAS POINTS
Up to 168 UCAS points* available (equivalent to 3 A-Levels)
*Request a prospectus below for full breakdown of UCAS tariff points.

COST
This programme is government funded.
You will not need to pay tuition fees but other costs may be applicable.

 

Trials

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.

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.

  • 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:

  • Participate in the ECFA - Aoc sport
  • Football training delivered by highly qualified and experienced 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 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.

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!

Course Location

Northumbria University, Coach Lane Campus, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7XA
Northumberland Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SG

Eduction Provider

SCL Education Group

Football Provider

Newcastle Elite 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.