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Stamford Football Academy Diploma Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to study football or specific sports related degrees at University.

You could also progress onto an Inspire+ Apprenticeship who offer over 100 opportunities all over Lincolnshire to be a trainer PE specialist within a Primary School 

Who is it for?

Gain an expert training to become a semi-professional footballer, or the knowledge for a career in football management or coaching. You will gain coaching from industry specialists and former professional football players, whilst earning an accredited sporting qualification and playing regular football matches against other teams in competitive leagues. Training will take place at our Borderville Sports Complex, home to Stamford AFC’s Zeeco Stadium.

Learners will study a Level 3 Diploma in Sport course for 12.75 hours per week, alongside 6 hours training and Wednesday match days (home and away). Please be aware learners will be enrolled onto the course alongside the Football Academy commitments so will be required to complete and engage in both aspects

What is covered?

You will study the following units:

  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Applied Coaching Skills
  • Sport Development
  • Self-Employment in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Organising Events in Sports and Physical Activities
The academy is designed to improve you as a person and a player to ensure by the end of your studies you will be tactically and technically better on the field and more confident and organised within the classroom.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    4 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English or a Football Development Diploma Level 2 at Distinction. English is required due to the level of literacy in exams and coursework.

    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
    2 Years

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

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    My College tutors helped me get the grades I got which helped me secure an apprenticeship working in the PE department at a Peterborough school.

    Courtney Hills

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