Are you looking to 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?
Starting in September 2019, Ramsgate FC is offering a Free academic football academy for 16 to 18-year-olds
Trial dates are:
17th April 2019 at 10:30am
29th April 2019 at 10:30am
25th July 2019 at 10:30am
7th August 2019 at 10:30am
Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL, our education partner. SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport.
- NCFE/BTEC Level 2/3 Diploma in Sport
Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.
- A 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
During your education and football development programme, you'll benefit from:
- Play Football in the SCL Development 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.
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.