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Stamford Football Academy Diploma Level 2

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

Progress to either:

  • Stamford Football Academy Diploma Level 3
  • Sport and Exercise Science (Extended) Diploma Level 3
  • Sports Coaching and Development Diploma Level 3
  • Community Sport & Health Officer Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

or enter employment

Who is it for?

Develop your football skills and ability through practical learning and regular participation in competitive league matches with teams at your level. You will study at our Borderville Sports Complex, home to Stamford AFC’s Zeeco Stadium, where you will not only have the opportunity to gain a qualification whilst training for a career as a semi-professional footballer, but also receive your coaching from football industry experts and former professional football players. You will participate in six hours training a week.

Learners will study a Level 2 Diploma in Sport course for 10.75 hours per week, alongside 6 hours training and Wednesday match days. Please be aware learners will be enrolled onto their course alongside their Football Academy commitments so will be required to complete and engage in both aspects

What is covered?

You will study the following units:


  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Practical Sport


  • Planning and Leading
  • Athletes Lifestyle
  • Nutrition
  • Effects of Exercise
  • Technical and Tactical Awareness for Sport
  • Fitness Testing
  • Development of Personal Fitness
  • Sports Psychology
  • Injury in Sport

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above including English and maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification.


Regrettably we currently do not have the numbers to run a female football team, and as FA rules state mixed football is not allowed over the age of 16 we cannot accept applications from female candidates.


However, if you are female and interested in a career in football, our Sports courses are the next best alternative and will still allow you to play football and other sports.


Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above.


We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.


Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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