Pursue a career in football with a programme that mixes playing and training with coaching and learning.

Launch your journey towards a career in football via programmes run from Oxford City Football Club and Banbury United Football Club

Pursue a career working in football with a course that mixes playing and training, alongside coaching and learning. This programme is run in partnership with Ignite Sport UK from Oxford City Football Club at City of Oxford College and in partnership with Banbury United Football Club in Banbury.

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

Further follow your 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
  • sports massage therapist
  • professional or semi-professional sports person


  • Football - Learn about anatomy, physiology, nutrition, psychology, coaching and fitness testing and training. You will also complete a minimum of 12 hours per week of professional coaching or football-related activities.

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We offer sports qualifications from Level 1 (equivalent to GCSEs grades D-F or 3-1) to university level, at levels 5-6.


Enjoy a combination of classroom based study and onsite training with our partners. These programme are run in partnership with Ignite Sport UK from Oxford City Football Club at City of Oxford College and with Banbury United Football Club in Banbury. 

Career pathways

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. This helps us 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 Oxford City Football Club, Banbury United Football Club, Community Trust and Ignite Sport. These partnerships mean that as a student you'll get to use the facilities at the club's stadiums and even have the opportunity to play football there!