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Football Academy at Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

The Charlton Athletic Community Trust Football/Education Academy
(CACT) was initially established to provide learning pathways within
the sport and leisure industry. Members of the CACT Academy
have the opportunity to progress to university or proceed directly
to employment.
In addition to following a two year educational programme, all
CACT Academy students will have access to high level football
coaching as well as competing on a regular basis. Those selected to
join CACT Academy must achieve the minimum entry requirements
for their chosen programme of study at the Towers School in order
to be formally accepted into the Academy.
CACT Academy students will represent both the Towers School and
Charlton Athletic in the wider community as they are involved in a
number of community based projects including working in primary
Students who join the CACT Academy will be required to enter into
an agreement with the school, to ensure attendance, performance
in the classroom, attitude to learning and personal presentation are
exemplary at all times.

Course content

All the Towers School Post 16 students who are also members of the
CACT Academy will:
Follow a programme of academic study that includes A Levels
or a BTEC National Extended Diploma.
Participate in community based projects including working in
primary schools one afternoon per week providing support/
coaching in curricular and extra curricular PE.
In Year 12 have the opportunity to achieve Level 1 Football
Coaching (if following the BTEC route). During the first year
of this course students can gain different qualifications in
Emergency Aid
Child Protection
Level 1 Coaching Certificate
The course provides essential coaching skills for anyone thinking of a
career in coaching or teaching.
Have a further opportunity to achieve GCSE English and Maths
retake if a grade C has not been achieved.
In Year 13 have the opportunity to achieve Level 2 Football
Further information regarding

Further information

In addition to the courses outlined here, the programme for The
Academy will consist of:
 Fitness/Skills Training
 Competitive Match
 Community Programme
 Fitness/Skills Training
A major focus within the Football Academy programme
wil be on:
 Diet and Nutrition
Students who apply for a place in The Football Academy may
be asked to play for the Towers School and Charlton Athletic
Community Trust and the expectation will be that this takes priority
over any other club commitments.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Can be 1 or 2 years