Football & Education

Our dedicated Education and Employability team aim to support, deliver and enhance learning opportunities available in our communities through an innovative and structured approach to education for all ages. 

Fooball & Education

The Football and Education Programme is delivered in partnership with Burton & South Derbyshire College. The programme is designed to guide males and females aged 16-19 through their journey as student athletes. The course combines practical and theory based approaches to increase an athlete’s performance on the field, and increase their knowledge of the wider sporting industry. 

 The programme enables you gain an excellent education, by gaining industry recognised qualifications delivered by Burton and South Derbyshire College and you will train and play for Burton Albion Football Club with coaching received from UEFA and FA qualified football coaches. We also offer wider enrichment activities such as work based learning and workshops. 

Individuals are offered to study at Level 2 and Level 3 in Sport depending on prior attainment. Further information can be found on the BSDC website. Please click the links below to find out more:

Level 2 NCFE in Sport

Level 3 Diploma in Sport

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All our Open Events will provide you with a chance to meet BACT Coaches and BSDC Teaching staff to find our more detail about the opportunities available to you on this fantastic programme.

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Working in Sport

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and industry experience to provide you with a fast-tracked pathway to work in the sport and leisure industry.

Alongside your studies, you are required to complete a year-long work-based placement in the football industry, with your placement organised by and at Burton Albion Community Trust. You will organise an event, deliver football coaching sessions and also carry out performance analysis, all designed to provide you with an insight into the different careers in the football industry.

The year long course for 16-19 year olds, and the course has progression routes into Football and Education programme, apprenticeships, employment and higher education.

The course will also enable you access to speakers working within the football industry, participate in coaching workshops, and complete industry recognised qualifications.

On completion of the qualification, you will achieve the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity: Working in Sport and Leisure.

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