Education & Vocational Courses


Football Industry with Coaching


” BEST COURSE OF ITS TYPE IN THE UK” National Lead Verifier

Offering direct job introductions as part of the course plus weekly guaranteed work placements, masterclasses with industry specialists, the chance of fully funded international study programmes for most students, opportunity for International Scholarships and the chance to move directly into a full time paid Apprenticeship, this unique course provides an opening into the fascinating and globally expanding football and wider sports industry. 

Working in conjunction with our host schools and colleges, the vocational-style course also attracts significant UCAS points for those wishing to progress to University and can be taken alongside other qualifications including ‘A’ levels.  Importantly the course is internally examined (unlike BTEC qualifications) so is particularly suited to those who find the pressure of external examinations more challenging.  Devised by one of the leading specialists in World football who was awarded a UEFA Pro Licence (highest coaching award in world football), this industry recognised Level 3 qualification is offered across the North West of England. 

  • Open to males and females ages 16-19
  • Direct job introductions are part of the course – UK and Worldwide (including full time paid Apprenticeships)
  • 100% success for jobs – for the last 6 years every student that applied received professional International job contract (recent course statistic)
  • Can combine with ‘A’ levels or BTEC qualifications
  • Guaranteed weekly work placement opportunities
  • UCAS points give exit routes to higher education for the more academic students
  • Direct introductions to International Scholarships 
  • Opportunity for fully funded European study visits for most students with Europass Qualification
  • Based at state-of-the-art sports facilities
  • Visits to professional Football Clubs and sports events
  • Practical sessions and classroom lessons 
  • Devised by ex-international footballer and UEFA Pro Licence Coach
  • One of the highest retention, attainment and progression figures in the UK
  • Additional FA & other industry qualifications available
  • Transferable skills to a host of other sports (i.e. multi-sports) and other careers


For talented female players aiming to play professionally or obtain International Player Scholarships

This course combines excellence in football with education offering through-routes into the professional game including The Womens Super League. Following the success of the Boys Elite Academy which won top honours in the National College League for two years plus the Everton Shield, this course aims to progress talented female players into the highest level of football

  • Introductions to fully funded International Scholarships
  • Course can run alongside other academic qualification including Football Industry with Coaching/additional ‘A’ levels /BTEC /Sports Performance and Excellence (available at selected venues)
  • Increase confidence, skill, strength, condition, speed, technical/tactical play
  • Pre-season training, fitness testing, analysis
  • Based at state-of-the-art sports facilities
  • Practical sessions and classroom lessons
  • Open to ages 16-19
  • Regional and International job introductions are part of the course

Selection is based on playing ability


Created by UEFA Pro Licence Coach and former World Cup Footballer David Campbell who is actively involved in the programme.

Specifically created for released and highly skilled Footballers age 16-19 who are looking for a realistic opportunity to sign with a professional club.  This programme also ensures high quality education and direct introductions to jobs within the football industry should players not achieve full time professional club careers.  Using the extensive contacts of David Campbell and his experience at every level of the professional game, this course combines excellence in football with education.

Importantly David Campbell is a well regarded registered Intermediary and currently manages Professional Footballers including those playing in the Premiership and Internationally. Elite Academy players are guaranteed to be offered management representation should they be signed by a professional or semi-professional club during the course.

Already attracting released players from Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United, Bolton, Everton, Liverpool and Blackpool Football Clubs, David Campbell Soccer won major honours in two National College Leagues in the first two years of operation and were winners of the Everton Shield.

  • Regular competitive games against professional clubs
  • Opportunity for signing professional or semi-professional contract
  • Guaranteed Management Representation for successful players
  • Opportunity to be regularly trained by a UEFA Pro Licence Coach (usually only possible in top professional clubs)
  • Masterclasses from leading industry specialists 
  • Potential for lucrative International Football Scholarships
  • Suitable for all academic levels
  • Course can combine with other qualifications including Football Industry with Coaching /BTEC Sports Performance and Excellence and ‘A’ Levels (available at selected venues)
  • Fitness testing/analysis, increase confidence, skill, strength, condition, speed, technical/tactical play
  • Based at state-of-the-art sports facilities
  • Practical sessions and classroom lessons
  • Regional and International job introductions are part of the course

Selection is based on playing ability

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