Our education provider is JACE training a leading education and training provider with a local centre based in Wallington about a mile from the Club. Click here to find out more about JACE

The Academy combines full-time football coaching with a range of academic courses. We are proud of the diversity of our education programme and can offer courses to suit different needs. We have partnered with some of the UK's leading specialist education partners to offer first class teaching and qualifications.

BTEC National Subsidiary diploma in sport
BTEC National
 Diploma in sport

BTEC National Extended diploma in sport


The BTEC Diplomas in Sport are one or two-year courses, requiring between 14-18 hours of study per week. The course includes many different areas of employment in the sports sector, and is perfect for those aspiring to a career in sport, whether on or off the pitch.

Links to specifications and resources

BTEC Nationals Overview


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport - Specification


BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport - Specification

Example course content

  • Anatomy and Physiology and Physiology of Fitness

  • Sports coaching and Assessing Risk

  • Technical and Tactical Skills

  • Analysis of Sports Performance

  • Fitness testing and Fitness Training and Programming

  • Sports Injuries

  • Sports Psychology

  • Talent Identification

  • Current issues in sport



3-5 GCSES A-C preferably including Maths and English

Exceptions may be considered for exceptional football talents



Typical progression pathways

Semi-professional football

Professional football


Further education college

Specialist training programs

USA football scholarship

Club coach

Club manager

Match officialPersonal trainer

Sports management

Sports media

Sports intermediary