Bracknell & Wokingham College,
Bracknell, RG12 1DJ
Join the Bracknell Town Football Club Academy and pursue a career working in football with a course that mixes playing and training, alongside coaching and learning.
New for September 2020, Bracknell and Wokingham College are partnering with Bracknell Town Football Club to deliver a practical and academic full-time programme for 16–19-year olds.
The course is delivered by highly-qualified, experienced and enthusiastic coaches and tutors, and will provide you with a defined pathway into the professional sports industry.
Academy players have the chance to continue their formal education, play football on a daily basis, gain FA coaching qualifications and learn the skills required for a career in sport. Employment progression routes after this programme include:
- Sports coaching
- Sports therapy
- Teacher training
- Sports or event management
- Higher Education (university-level study)
Read more about the academy on the Bracknell Town FC Academy website.
Come along to a training session, every Wednesday and Friday, 12pm–2pm at Bracknell Town FC. If you have already applied, or interested in applying, book your place at the next training session by emailing Gary Clifford.
What I'll learn
Bracknell Town Football Academy students can choose to study a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Excellence Performance, or a choice of A Levels at Bracknell and Wokingham College.
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This exciting two-year programme will teach student athletes the key elements of sports performance.
Student athletes will receive the necessary tuition, in the skills needed, to progress into employment in a variety of sports related careers.
Combining education with the opportunity to gain coaching experience from an active professional coach within the academy, it gives student athletes a unique platform to progress into employment within the sport and leisure sector.
How I'll learn
Student athletes will experience practical coaching and work experience delivered by UEFA qualified academy coaches.
There will be opportunities to gain an insight into a wide range of projects, for example, sports coaching within our local community partners.
How I'll be assessed
Ongoing assessment will be through submissions, presentation and practical activities.
Five or more GCSEs at grades 4 (C) or above including English and maths or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSE grade 4 (C) or above or Functional Skills at Level 2 in English and maths.
If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications, you would like us to consider please contact us with your details.
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
How to Apply
You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:
- Register for our online service and verify your account
- Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.
Printed application forms are also available.
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.