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
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.
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 will benefit from:
At Woking Football Club we aim to develop each player to reach their full potential with the hope that they will eventually achieve First Team standard. To be able to achieve this outcome, it is vitally important that we recruit only those young players with outstanding football ability.
The Academy prides itself on its growing reputation and the atmosphere of the club which enhances a positive learning environment. We provide a comprehensive technical training programme, which has a guided repetition style of coaching where players are exposed to a number of technical sessions on a regular basis.
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.
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!
Matt Howard was joined Woking FC in 2005 and was appointed as Academy Manager and Head Coach when Graham Baker took over the running of the First Team in 2009.
Matt’s coaching career started out helping at Corinthian Casuals before getting an opening at 20 with Gerry Murphy as part of the Fulham system. This involved working with Nescott College, linked to the club, before Matt graduated to running the South East Department overseeing a team of coaches and training camps.
At 24 he became First Team manager of Chessington United, leading them to their highest points total and league placing. Matt also became Assistant Manager at Corinthian Casuals as well as Academy Manager at Wimbledon.
Now in to his fifth year as Manager of the ever-expanding Woking Academy, Matt has lead the U18's side to The FA Youth Cup 2nd Round twice against League opposition, and there’s been four League titles won alongside two cups.
Education: Westfield Football Club, The Community Building, Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking GU22 9AA
Training: Woking College, Rydens Way, Woking, GU22 9DL
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