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Football Coaching

If you're aiming for a career as a football coach, the Bishop Burton Sport academy will provide you with an amazing opportunity to work with some of the best and highest qualified coaches in the country.

The Bishop Burton Sport football coaching academy sits in conjunction with our Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Sport and Exercise Science.

The academy is a one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) programme that will allow you to continue your education through hands-on, applied learning. Alongside your academic studies you will have access to various football coaching internships in our high-performance environment, utilising our men's and women's football academies.

How will I develop my football coaching skills?

Wednesday afternoons are reserved for you to access our college football teams, giving you the chance to apply your academic knowledge to practical coaching.

All of our college football teams are currently operating at the highest possible level within college sport, with our men's 1st team currently performing amongst the top eight colleges in the country.

What are the benefits of the football coaching academy?

As a member of Bishop Burton Sport's football academy, you will have access to a raft of benefits, including:

  • The opportunity to work and learn alongside UEFA A Licence coaches in a practical coaching environment at the highest levels of college sport
  • Access coaching courses funded by the college
  • Access to scholarship opportunities to help you to cover costs associated with your programme
  • Football coaching kit free of charge

Entry requirements

To apply for the HNC in Sport and Exercise Science, you will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points, which may be from qualifications such as A-Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas, amongst others.

Use the UCAS Tariff points calculator to determine the UCAS points value of your qualification(s).

You will also need a DBS check, which will be funded by the college.

Academy student coaching football team

How to apply

To be part of the Football Coaching Academy, you need to be studying the HNC Sport and Exercise Science course.

Check out the programme to find out how to apply via UCAS.

Want to know more?

Get in touch with James Bennett, Football Coaching Academy Leader:

Tel: 01964 553055


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