Academic Curriculum

Student/players at The Football College undertake the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports performance and Excellence, or the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence. Level 3, delivered full time over 2 years is the equivalent to 3 x A Levels and allows students to progress to University if they so wish. L2 is a one year option should individuals not achieve the entry requirements for L3 and then it allows them if they so wish to progress onto L3 as a direct pathway.

Both qualifications take various elements from across the spectrum of the Sports Industry allowing students to sample several potential career pathways before they seek either employment or commit to a University Degree. Elements include areas such as Coaching, Sports Business, Physiology, Analysis and many more.


The Football College takes great pride in its achievements both academically and practically. With the ethos on quality and transparency we publish our statistics and outcomes annually here. We believe our unique learning environment and approach to the player/student as a whole delivers the results that players, students, parents and future employers want.

On Average:

75% ALPs and above at Level 3 (outstanding)
MM at level 2 (on national average)
95% attendance (outstanding)
95% retention (outstanding)
95% success (outstanding)
100% achievement (outstanding)