The education programme at the Fleetwood Town Community Trust is an exciting opportunity for both males and females aged 16-19 to continue their education, and career development through playing football and Futsal representing Fleetwood Town Football Club.
This unique and high-quality experience combines engaging, small group educational lessons and sports modules with our tutors, with the opportunity to train and develop with UEFA/FA qualified coaches, gain exclusive work experience and represent Fleetwood Town in various regional and national competitions, run by the English Football League.
Fleetwood Town offers both a Level Two and a Level Three Extended Diploma in Sport (Coaching, Development, and Fitness) and a Foundation Degree in Community Football.
Level Two Diploma
The Level Two Extended Diploma requires students to have a minimum of two GCSE’s at grade D (9-3) or above including English or Maths. Under the new grading system, we will accept the following grades:
Grade 4 = C or above
Grade 3 = D
Grade 2 = E
Level Three Diploma
The Level Three Extended Diploma requires students to have a minimum of four GCSE’s at A* to C (9-4) grade, including a GCSE at grade C in English and a minimum grade D in maths. Under the new grading system, we will accept the following grades:
Grade 4 = C or above
Grade 3 = D
Grade 2 = E
In The Classroom
As a student of Fleetwood Town, you will study classroom-based modules, at Poolfoot Farm Sports and training complex in tailored classrooms at the training ground alongside the professionals. Such modules will include the Principals of Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Health and Lifestyle and Fitness Testing which students will combine theoretical and practical exercises in such areas.
Modules will be taught by our fully qualified tutors who not only have the relevant qualifications, but also a wealth of experience in the sports and leisure industry. Students will also gain an insight from experienced professionals within the sporting industry with us being based in a professional training environment.
All work is submitted using an online platform, provided by the League Football Education (our Education provider). With Laptops and all resources provided for all students to achieve their potential.
On The Pitch
Students of the education programme will train and compete in Regional and National tournaments, playing Futsal and 11-a-side football representing Fleetwood Town parallel to their studies. Training is held on the FIFA standard AstroTurf pitches at Poolfoot Farm and the State of the Art gym, with students training upwards of 1.5 hours a day and competing in the fixtures every Wednesday.
We will take on local colleges and fellow EFL Trust sides such as Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers in the North West Development League and the EFL Futsal Trust Futsal leagues, competing at places like Manchester, York, Derby and Birmingham against such teams as Chelsea, Southampton, Stoke, Newcastle, and Huddersfield. This has allowed our scholars the opportunity to play 11-a-side and Futsal at a higher level, during and after their college studies.
Work & Progression Routes
The Level Three in Sport with Fleetwood Town provides students with the opportunities to enter employment or higher education within the sport and leisure industry/field of study. Past students have either successfully applied to go to university to study Sports Coaching and Sports Therapy, We have had graduates go straight into employment within Fleetwood Town and we have current students already working and getting payment for Fleetwood Town Community Trust and Poolfoot Farm.
The carefully selected modules within this course will allow students to sample a variety of fields within the sports industry with potential career pathways including but not limited to: sports development, sports science, sports medicine, sports coaching, sports nutrition, sports therapy, personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, sports journalism and law in sport.
In addition to this, our students will have the opportunity to gain ‘hands-on’ experience throughout the duration of the course. Current students have taken advantage of these opportunities to work alongside our coaches, sports therapists and the media department to name a few in a professional football club environment.
We feel the work experience on offer at Fleetwood Town provides our students with unique career development opportunities within the sport and leisure industry that cannot be experienced in other college courses. Whilst offering a continuous educational pathway right from school to employment with our BTEC and Foundation degree we offer.