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 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.
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.
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'll benefit from:
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.
There are over 100,000 people employed in the football industry in the UK, and a further 600,000 in the sport and active leisure sector, in roles such as football coaching, physiotherapy, performance analysis, sports development, PE teaching, and many others. Over the course of the programme students will gain the underpinning knowledge and skills for a wide range of these careers.
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!
Ian Docker is the General Manager at Ramsgate FC and is a UEFA Qualified coach, He is a former U15 England Schoolboy International and a former professional footballer with Gillingham FC, playing in the old 3rd and 4th divisions. He was the Academy manager at Ebbsfleet Utd, formerly Gravesend and Northfleet for 17 years producing players for the 1st Team and watching some progress to the Football League, whilst also being the Gillingham FC U16 School of Excellence coach, taking the fulltime scholars training and matches on numerous occasions, on and when asked, the reserves too. Ian has a wealth of experience in the running of Academies and looks forward to getting out on the field as much as he can with the next up and coming 1st team players of the future. Together, Ian and Elliott are really looking forward to this coming season and beyond, providing a platform and a player centered environment for the students to excel in.
Elliott Austin, is the current Youth Section Chairman and a former Ramsgate FC player, whose enthusiasm and love for the club knows no boundaries. Elliott is responsible for the smooth running of the Academy and will be the main point of contact with the players and parents on the course. Elliott has been involved within local football for over 20 years including managing and coaching at junior and adult football and this has led to a good knowledge of local football and talent within the area and making many good connections. Outside of football he holds a senior management position that gives him many transferable skills such as project management and staff management.
Richard is a current UEFA B licence coach and full-time with CACT as the Kent Football Development Manager (Post 16). Richard was an ex-professional player with Crawley Town before entering non-league football management in Kent. Richard is the current first team at Tunbridge Wells.
Baypoint Sports Club, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9QL
Ramsgate Football Club, Southwood Stadium, Price's Avenue, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 0AN
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