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BTEC Course Information

The Bracknell Town FC Academy

A Unique Combination of Education & Sports

Full-Time Education Programme for Aspiring Athletes

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GPS

We are delighted to be working alongside Global Premier Soccer and Valencia CF. Both organisations are hugely respected around the world for their continual development of young footballers. 

Both parties will be offering their support and guidance for the growth and success of our student-athlete programme. 

BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA

This exciting two-year programme will teach the key elements of sports performance. Student-athletes will receive the necessary tuition, in the skills needed, to progress into employment in a variety of sports-related careers. Combining education with the opportunity to gain coaching experience from an active professional coach within the academy. It gives student-athletes a unique platform to progress into employment within the sport and leisure sector.

Student-athletes will experience practical coaching and work experience delivered by UEFA qualified academy coaches. There will be opportunities to gain insight into a wide range of projects, for example, sports coaching within our local community partners.

In addition to the BTEC qualification, and depending on suitability, student-athletes will be offered a range of opportunities from the following:

• FA level 1 & 2 in football coaching

• Leadership / Employability course

• Emergency first aid course

• Fitness instructor course

Ongoing assessment will be through; submissions, presentation, and practical activities. Successful student-athletes will achieve a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Excellence Performance. 

We would like applicants to have at least 4 GCSE’s at grades C or above, or other equivalent qualifications. Preference will be given to those applicants that already have GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths.

  • Sports Coaching
  • SportsTherapy
  • Teacher Training
  • Sports or Event Management
  • Journalism
  • Further Education – UK or US University

EDUCATION

  • Our qualifications range from Foundation to Advanced level BTEC, depending on student-athletes academic ability. Student-athletes graduating with advanced BTEC, will be earning a qualification equivalent to 3 A-Levels and could obtain entry to University. While other student-athletes will qualify to be able to enrol on a foundation Degree upon completion of our BTEC.
  • In addition to our BTEC qualifications, we offer both short-term and more involved courses, which set out to challenge student-athletes; to set targets, meet deadlines and achieve success in an engaging competitive environment.

FOOTBALL

  • Our football programme is aimed at team understanding and heavily enforces specific individual growth potential. We want ALL our student-athletes to become the best player they can be!
  • Sessions are designed in blocks, to work on all aspects of the game, and we have adopted the FA’s ‘4 Corners’ model to achieve individual excellence.
  • The BTFC Academy will play in a college league and will take part in various cup competitions.
  • Players will also have the chance depending on progression, to play senior football, which we believe to be invaluable for a player’s personal development.

EMPLOYMENT

  • The student-athletes training, experiences, and achievements while at the Academy will hold them in good stead and will empower them to be ready for employment.
  • The extracurricular talks, tours, and internships we offer are another aspect that again sets us apart from other football academies. We endeavor to offer the complete package and strive to present student-athletes with a real pathway to a worthwhile working future.
  • Our student-athletes have the opportunity to “earn while they learn”. We have a number of options available to our student-athletes to include: coaching, refereeing academy fixtures, social media content and more.

Register your interest now!

Become Part of Bracknell Town FC Academy to Further Your Career.