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Football

Our football academies provides a professional structure and offers the aspiring football player a comprehensive education, training and playing schedule.

Launch your journey towards a professional sporting career with a course that mixes playing and training, alongside coaching and learning.

Our programmes run in partnership with Ignite Sport UK from Oxford City Football Club at City of Oxford College, in partnership with Banbury United Football Club at Banbury and Bicester College, in partnership with Bracknell Town Football Club and Bracknell and Wokingham College, and with Reading Football Club at Reading College. The courses are delivered by highly-qualified, experienced and enthusiastic coaches and tutors, and will provide you with a defined pathway into the professional sports industry.

          

Through our football programmes, you will improve your knowledge in a range of sports science topics whilst also developing your coaching and playing skills and training techniques, allowing you to work effectively within the sport.

 

Our learners follow their ambitions of a career in football with programmes that develop talented players, while providing full-time education. Our programmes can lead to careers in:

  • coaching and development
  • professional or semi-professional sportsperson
  • sports consultancy
  • sports media and journalism

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Qualifications and programmes available

We offer football programmes from Level 1 (equivalent to GCSEs grades 3-1/D-F) to level 3 (equivalent to three A Levels). 

Banbury and Bicester College

Bracknell and Wokingham College

City of Oxford College

Reading College

 

Facilities

Enjoy a combination of classroom based study and onsite training with our partners. Our programmes run in partnership with Ignite Sport UK from Oxford City Football Club at City of Oxford College, in partnership with Banbury United Football Club at Banbury and Bicester College, in partnership with Bracknell Town Football Club and Bracknell and Wokingham College, and with Reading Football Club at Reading College. 

 

Career pathways

A career pathway is a plan, with clear, practical steps you can take to achieve the career of your dreams. This will help equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance of success.

Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.

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Industry partnerships

We work in partnership with a selection of football clubs. These partnerships mean that as a student you'll get to use the facilities at the clubs stadiums and even have the opportunity to play football there!