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Plymouth Argyle Football Development Programme at King Edward VI Community College

Course description

This programme is designed to combine with academic studies at sixth form and will give students the opportunity to gain high quality coaching and enhanced experiences with a local professional Football team. It will show students the day to day workings of a professional club, develop their Football skills and provide work experience placements and visits to gain an insight into potential careers in Sport and Football. The programme will form one of the options that students can take at sixth form alongside their academic studies and is suited to anyone who enjoys playing Football, would like to develop their skills and potentially pursue a career as an elite player or part of a professional club.

Course content

The programme consists of a range of training sessions each week delivered by UEFA qualified coaches; Wednesday afternoon games within a local elite league; cup competitions and students will also gain a 20 hour work experience placement with Plymouth Argyle during the course of the year as well as educational visits to Home Park, Argyle’s home ground.

There will be specific training sessions on a range of aspects including;
- Pre-season training
- Tactical awareness
- Positional play
- Fitness, strength conditioning and SAQ
- Injury prevention
- Nutrition
- Phases of play

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A*-C. Trials based on skills and ability in Football will form part of the entry for this course.


The programme is delivered practically through football training sessions and game play with local league fixtures and cup competitions. Training sessions and some of the games will be held at KEVICC whilst other games will be away matches at other Argyle Partnership Programme schools including Okehampton and Ivybridge. Students will also visit Plymouth Argyle’s home ground to gain work experience and specialist led lectures by their physiotherapist, coaches and other support people within the club.

Future opportunities

This programme is designed for students’ who want to develop their Football skills to pursue a career in elite sport as a player or a career within a professional club such as Community Sports Coach, Physiotherapist, Dietician, Football Development Officer, Sports Manager, Business and Marketing Manager and Fitness Instructor.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Community College directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2017

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