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Mens Football Academy at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

This is a two-year full time course suitable for those who value the importance of academic or vocational study. In essence it offers an opportunity for students to gain a recognised educational or vocational qualification whilst working towards achieving their football ambitions. The programme offers quality coaching and an extensive opportunity to play in the College's and Morecambe Football Club's youth teams. It also provides the opportunity for students to gain regional and international recognition. 

Course content

The course gives students the opportunity to undertake a specialist football skills training programme linked with National Educational qualifications. The programme develops the student’s abilities through coaching, playing and analysis to improve and enhance their performance. Students will have the opportunity to develop their employability skills and coaching experience working with the local community and sports partnerships. Students may enhance their CVs by gaining additional awarding body qualifications such as the F.A. Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football. 

Entry requirements

You should be between 16–18 years of age with outstanding football ability e.g.: • Professional Club involvement – e.g. School of Excellence • County FA School of Excellence • National, County or District representation 


There is no formal assessment but informal fitness and performance assessments take place at regular periods throughout the season.

Financial information

What expenses are related to this course?

Costs of your Sports Development Centre kit. 

Future opportunities

The course can lead on to: • Professional Football career • Higher Education • Employment in the fitness and leisure industry • Soccer Scholarships in America • Sports Coaching opportunities 

Further information

You will be expected to undertake regular home study on this course to broaden your knowledge and understanding of relevant course content.

Depending on your entry qualifications, you will have the opportunity to gain one of the following: • Sports Coaching NCFE Diploma Level 2 • Sport BTEC Level 2 • Sport BTEC Level 3 • Sports Science BTEC Level 3 • Sports Coaching HND Level 5

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 03 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
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