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Football Development Centre at Grantham College

Course description

The Football Development Centre is for players who have an interest in becoming a footballer at a semi-professional level or interested in the management and coaching side of the industry. Players will not only be coached for a minimum of 6 hours a week players but will also get academic qualifications as well as playing in matches in a similar level competitive league.

There will be the option to study anywhere from one to three years with the development centre depending on the individual's ability and career goals. It is hoped that players will also be able to study for their FA Level 1 coaching qualification early on within their course which will enable them to be involved with local school football teams for experience and practise. The students will receive high quality coaching from highly qualified football coaches (UEFA B or above) designed to develop each individual as footballers. The students will also study for a BTEC Level 3 Qualification in Sport Subsidiary Diploma, 90 Credit Diploma or Extended Diploma, or a relevant Level 2 OCR Sport Diploma. Any student not in possession of a GCSE in Maths or English at grade C will continue to study for this as part of their study programme.

Course content

Potential students would need to take part in a trial jointly run by Grantham College and Grantham Town Football Club.

Entry requirements

Applicants will need 5 GCSE's at C and above including Maths or English for the Level 3 Btec programme. Applicants will need 4 Grade D's at GCSE for the OCR Level 2 sports programme. Students not in possession of a GCSE C in Maths or English will be required to continue with this.


Varied Written assignments, Practical Sports sessions, Participation in Sport and Exercise, Presentations and taking part in training sessions and matches on Wednesdays in appropriate leagues etc.

Financial information

Full Time Further Education courses are free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.  Exam resit fees may apply if and when applicable.

Future opportunities

Depending on age and ability the student could progress onto the Level 3 Sport programme/A Level or Higher Education.

They could also play at a semi-professional level or obtain employment in a coaching capacity.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grantham College directly.

Last updated date: 28 November 2016
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