Football Academy

Full Time

About the course

New College Football Academy provides both academic and sporting excellence delivered by highly qualified FA coaches. This programme offers inclusive football programmes for both boys and girls. The elite programme is aimed at students aged 16-18 that have come from a strong footballing background and wish to progress within the sport.

Football Academy is unique in its offering. We encourage all of our players to follow the Academic pathway that is most suited to their career ambitions. This can be an A Level Pathway or Vocational Qualification at all levels. We also offer the unique opportunity to re-take your Maths or English alongside your playing and education pathway.

The boys Academy train 6 hours a week across 3 days (timetable dependant) with match days on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. Training will include all areas from the FA 4 corner module covering all the modern aspects of the game. The team compete in the Wiltshire Floodlit U18 league and the South West Counties Youth League. Cup competitions include league and county cups.

The Girls programme is continuing to develop with opportunities to train up to 2 hours per week. Depending on numbers, regular matches would include small-sided games, with opportunities to play in tournaments. The programme supports a pathway into a successful partner grassroots club to continue development and playing opportunities.

Entry requirements

Entry to your academic pathway will be dependent on specific criteria for each course. Entry into the Academy is based on trials which are held throughout the year during half terms.

Where next?

Future pathway opportunities can include non-league football, league football, UK Universities, US scholarships and routes into coaching or other work opportunities.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

£350 in the first year and £300. This can be paid on a payment structure and covers all costs for each year.

Fees information

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


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