BTEC Scholarship / Further Education

BTEC Scholar Antoine Semenyo signs a 2 year deal with Championship side Bristol City FC

BTEC Scholar Ashton Gleed gains season long playing/coaching placement in New Zealand

Advanced Sports Coaching Ltd has now created a clear pathway for our players through our Wiltshire Football Academy section, which takes players from 3 years old in our Footy Tots, all the way through to a 2 year football based BTEC Scholarship on leaving school.

We have now formed an official link with Swindon Academy to offer our scholarship programme, as well as becoming partners with Football OE to offer the opportunity for our graduates to play/coach in New Zealand and Australia

We are currently looking for Yr 12 pupils for this years course and also Yr 11 pupils who are interested in enrolling on next years course, starting in September 2018.

Course Content

  • 12 hours of education per week studying either A Level courses or a BTEC Level 3 Sport qualification, alongside your football
  • 10 hours of practical coaching sessions per week
  • Training and mentoring sessions led by experienced and qualified coaches
  • Organised matches and football industry experiences
  • Gain FA Level 1 Coaching Award

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 5A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and maths
  • Regular football involvement
  • A keen interest and passion for all aspects of football, such as playing, coaching, officiating, game analysis, football media and business

Progression Routes

  • University or overseas playing/coaching opportunities
  • Job opportunities within the leisure industry
  • Apprenticeships within the leisure industry
  • Opportunities to trial with professional and top non-league football clubs

If you’d like to express an interest in the course or find out more, please contact:

Playing/Coaching Opportunities in Australia/New Zealand