Welcome to St George's Park Thorncliffe
The most innovative football education organisation in the uk.
You’ll learn from experienced academics and practising professionals - benefiting from their unique insights. Our hands-on approach to teaching and learning, ensures graduates gain the skills, knowledge and experience that you will need to progress into employment, apprenticeships, higher education or professional football.
You choose your pathway and shape your future through the completion of the Level 3 Sports & Exercise Science qualification. Depending on your desired career path, we will unveil the different pathways you can enter into the football industry, which are highlighted below:
Professional Football Pathway
Football Coaching Pathway
Strength & Conditioning Pathway
More details of these pathways can be found in the prospectus
Our aim is to provide the highest quality teaching and learning for our students so that they can achieve their potential.
We strive to ensure that all students are supported to achieve their own individual goals and open the doors to future opportunities. We provide a bespoke curriculum which engages, inspires and challenges all our students.
We continually evaluate and adapt our curriculum to ensure we are doing the best for every student to meet their individual needs, interests and aspirations.
Staff engage and enthuse students through a wide range of learning activities which promote progress, achievement and enjoyment. We expect students to participate fully in, and engage with, the learning process so that they become responsible for their own learning. We want our students to become independent, lifelong learners equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to become successful adults, both in the work place and in their personal lives.
We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all our students, whatever their needs or abilities. There is a strong ethos of mutual respect, integrity and good citizenship so that everyone can feel safe, included and well supported in a caring environment that helps them to succeed.
STUDENT EDUCATION PATHWAYS
Students can take part in various industry ready and community Leaders Award as well as undertake work experience and be given the opportunity to run community holiday and school programs.
We offer a unique approach to ensuring the best educational outcomes from all of its participants. Top-class facilities and leading industry experts provide the perfect environment to develop and progress beyond the determined outcome of each programme. Whether higher education, employment or overseas studies are your ultimate target, we will help you get there.
Our Enrichment Programme will provide students with opportunities to develop skills such as creativity, initiative, enterprise and leadership through a range of activities, as well as provide them with an enriched Curriculum Vitae.
Students may work alongside other members of the community in a range of coaching, health and fitness roles, which will benefit them considerably when applying for university, apprenticeships and any future career.
Students apply to take on positions of responsibility within the centres which include taking part in presentations on open evenings, assemblies and promoting/delivering sporting activities.
FOOTBALL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
With training sessions and matches led by a staff of highly qualified UEFA coaches, including ex professional players and managers, the football training program will enhance every individual’s game.
Sessions focus on improving a student’s individual technique, as well as tactical awareness and understanding of the game. Further improvements are made to each student’s physical attributes through strength and conditioning training, enabling participants to be fully prepared for the modern game.
Friendly fixtures are also arranged against Premiership and Football League opposition, whilst specific trial matches in front of scouts are held, giving each student a chance to test and showcase themselves to professional clubs in England.
Away from the pitch itself a number further activities are arranged for the benefit of students football development and take make the course enjoyable, these include:
• Trial matches in front of major club scouts
• Competitive matches in National Youth League, County FA Competitions, Under 21 league
• Friendlies against Premiership and Football league opposition
• Sessions with former pro-footballers and managers
• FA Referees seminars
• Sessions about contracts with a FIFA-approved Player’s Agent
• Expert coaching sessions for all outfield positions from UEFA qualified coaches
• Specialist goalkeeping sessions from UEFA qualified coaches
• Physiotherapy sessions / first aid training
• Sessions with a Strength and Conditioning coach
• Excursions to see Premier League and Football League matches
• Visits to pro and semi-pro games with analysis
Team building activities
Opportunity to take FA Coaching Badges and Referee’s course
The Facilities we have available to offer are 2 state of the art 11 a-side 3G football pitches. Along with plentyful chaning rooms.
The education facility we offer is an excellent learning environment for the students to complete their Level 2 Sports and Level 3 Sports & Exercise Science.
These facilities provided are the highest range possible to offer you the students the best qualification in order to follow the career pathway you desire.
If any student requires additional support to help and complete their educational course, then we are on hand to help.
We will be able to support and provide the necessary equipment and additional staff to ensure every student is able to enrol and complete their Sports & Exercise Science qualification.
We currently offer and deliver the same educational provision in the East Anglia region of Lowestoft. The current education course has now been running for 2 academic years and we have already gained some fantastic learner success stories.
At the end of this academic year, we have 2 students who have been accepted into 5 Universities each, 1 student will be coming aboard the coaching staff on as a trainee goal keeping coach, whilst completing his goal keeping badges. As well as these, the rest of the students are compiling their football videos with the vue to going over to America on a scholarship programme.
The students that have enrolled onto the course have been given the opportunities to train and get trials with Professional and Semi-professional clubs, with some students signing on at a Semi-Professional club and playing regular first team football.
How to apply
You can apply for courses at St George's Park Thorncliffe through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.