Pulse Premier Academy - Farnham


A 2-year, full-time education and football development programme for 16-18 year olds, with the option of a third year

Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport
Year 3 - Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor & Active IQ Level 3 Personal Training

SCL Development League and Tactic League

FREE for 16-18 year olds - There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit

4-5 GCSE's Level 9-4 including English or Maths, or both.
You will need to be 16 years old by 31st August, ready to start the programme in early September.

Pulse Premier Football

SCL Education Group

September 2020
For 2019 course information, please request a prospectus below.

Badshot Lea FC, Westfield Lane, Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4QP

USA scholarship, access to University, SCL Foundation Degree, Apprenticeships, play professional and semi-professional football, Football coaching, Sport, Leisure and Fitness jobs.

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    • Select your chosen Academy and Book trial
    • Provide the information requested

    • Demonstrate your skills
    • All players will be offered an interview

    • One hour Education interview
    • Your chance to ask any questions about the education programme and show your passion for sport

    • For you and your parents
    • Hear about the Education and Football programme
    • Meet the SCL teachers and Academy coaches
    • Understand your exit routes when you graduate from the academy
    • Ask any questions

If successful you will be given a conditional offer and then accepted depending on your results in August.


Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL. 

  • Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport 
  • Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport
  • Year 3 - Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor & Active IQ Level 3 Personal Training

Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.

SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport

  • Government approved post-16 private education provider
  • Experts in the field of sport and education delivery with over 15 years' experience
  • Nationally recognised for high quality advice and guidance 
  • Programmes delivered in real sports environments 
  • Proven Progression routes


In addition to classroom based learning delivered by our outstanding teachers and training by highly qualified coaches, students will have access Pro-VLE, our Digital Learning Environment. Pro-VLE has been specifically designed to create a personalised, first class, digital learning experience for our students and has been tailored to support their education and development.

  • Access study resources any place and at any time
  • Simple submission of assignments online
  • Students can interact with their class, teachers and coaches using Yammer
  • Direct access to timetables, learner plans and emails 
  • Immediate access to tutor support
  • Coaches will share Football performance and grades directly with students online
  • A section of the Pro-VLE solely dedicated to information, advice and guidance on Career Progression
  • Policies, Procedures, bursary forms and safeguarding information available at the click of a button
  • FREE Microsoft Office 365


  • Play in the SCL Development League and Tactic 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.

Pulse Premier Football aims to help young footballers achieve their dreams as a footballer

Over the past three years, 42 graduates from the Football Academy have gone to America on USA Scholarships and to New Zealand and Australia on playing and coaching placements.

The record speaks for itself in that if you are young player or coach wanting a career in the game then these real opportunities can happen.

The support, advice and guidance given to young people at The Football Academy shows how much they care and the relationships built between staff and learner are everlasting.



Paul Harkness is the Head Coach at the venue. Paul has extensive experience and knowledge of playing and coaching football and is an FA Licensed Coach with experience of coaching and managing teams in the UK and New Zealand over the last 20 years.

Paul is passionate about youth development and helping players realise their potential and reach their goals. He played as a striker in his playing days at clubs such as Farnborough Town, Walton & Hersham and Basingstoke Town as well as North Shore United in New Zealand who he also went on to manage and successfully secure promotion with in 2018 before returning to the UK.


Pulse Premier Football Academy, Farnham will be based at Badshot Lea FC, Westfield Lane, Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4QP

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Josh completed his 1 year American Scholarship Prep Centre Course after graduating from Pulse Academy Tomlinscote and was offered a 2 year, 98% Scholarship to Andrews College in Chicago.

Joyal completed his 1st year at College in Canada after graduating from Pulse Academy Tomlinscote, he was a finalist for rookie of the year and was a Canadian league all star. He is currently training with Toronto FC in the MLS for a place in their U21 Team.




Graduated from PULSE Tomlinscote Year 13 having studied the VRQ Programme and secured a 1 Year Junior College Scholarship to Eastern State College in Florida.

Graduated from PULSE Tomlinscote having studied the VRQ & BTEC Programme and went on to complete a 1 year 100% Junior College Scholarship at Owens Community College. She was then offered a 3 Year 100% Degree at Indiana Tech University.


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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.