Our Football Academy allows you to train in our state-of-the-art facilities including a 3G sports pitch, gym and sports hall, alongside gaining a diploma in sport qualification.
Joining the academy will provide you with training, support, guidance, coaching and professional work experience opportunities.
Our sport diploma courses are specifically tailored to football and provide you with the education and skills to further develop your career opportunities and gain access to employment or higher level qualifications.
The sport diploma courses range from Level 1 to Level 3. Your initial application will be for a Level 1 sport course, however this will change when you attend an interview, depending on your predicted grades/qualifications.
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All players in our Football Academy will receive:
In addition to the above, Elite Academy players will receive:
To be considered for the Football Academy, you must be:
To be considered for the football academy you should attend one of our trials (more information and registration at www.conel.ac.uk/student-life/sports-academies/). In regards to your diploma qualification, this will be assessed through a number of practical, theory and presentation activities.
There is no cost to being part of the football academy. Both the sport diploma course and football academy are free for all 16-18 year olds.
You could progress to employment in the Sport and Active Leisure sector or progress to higher level qualifications.