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Football: Folkestone Football Academy at The Folkestone Academy

Course description

There are two strands to this programme – improving as a player, and developing as a coach. Delivered in conjunction with Charlton Athletic Football Club and Shepway Sports Trust you will benefit from outstanding facilities, elite level coaching and a challenging fixture list. 

This programme can run alongside your academic studies, occupying approximately 15 hours a week. You will work on core skills and game awareness but also physiology, sports psychology, nutrition and personal development. Playing the game helps increase aerobic capacity, builds muscle strength, promotes teamwork, increase cognitive brain function and builds confidence and self-esteem. 

The qualifications delivered within this programme provide coaching experience which in turn can present employment opportunities. This programme can work alongside up to three Level 3 or Level 2 courses..

Course content

In addition to a carefully planned programme of skills improvement, students will work towards:

Level 1 - 1st4sport Award in Coaching Football                            

Level 2 - 1st4sport Award in Leadership through Football                                                    

Entry requirements

There will be 20 places in each year group awarded based on playing ability, but we also value attitude, commitment and integrity just as highly.


Level 1 Award - Observation,  portfolio & written examination

Level 2 Award - Observation,  portfolio & written examination

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this programme you may go off to university as a better player and more confident leader and continue to benefit from continued participation in sport. Alternatively or additionally, you may further your coaching experience in a community coaching role.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask the school careers staff or Head of Sixth Form or take a look at the website identified above.

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 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years