Education

OUR PROGRAMMES

16-19 FOOTBALL & EDUCATION PROGRAMME (FE) 
The Football Education Programme (FEP) is run by Birmingham City F.C. Foundation in partnership with League Football Education (LFE) and endorsed by the EFL Trust and BCFC Academy.

What makes the programme unique is that it provides a full-time academic study programme alongside three training sessions a week, delivered by professional and qualified coaches.

The combination of academic and football studies means that students benefit from high standard tuition including pastoral support, mentoring, individual development and access to additional qualifications to support learning and future career opportunities within the sports industry.

Our whole approach to our education programme is to provide each individual student with the opportunity to progress into a career within the sporting industry.

Courses available:BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Development and Coaching (Equivalent to 3 A Levels)
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport Development and Coaching (Equivalent to 2 A Levels) 
NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching).
GCSE / Functional Skills Maths and English (if required).

 

WHOS IT FOR?

Year 11 School Leavers and those under 19 years of age

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Level 3 entry requirements are a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 and above including Maths or English

Level 2 entry requirements are a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4

HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED

Apply via website / for further information contact footballeducation@bcfc.com

HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMME (HE) 
We offer two degree pathways at BCFC

PATHWAY 1 – SPORT COACHING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The Foundation Degree in community football coaching and development, provides students with an opportunity to gain an industry recognised coaching award while being affiliated to Birmingham City Football Club. This is operated in partnership with the University of South Wales. This course develops the skills and qualities that are required to work within a professional Football Community programmes. Students will learn about children and youth coaching, football coaching, football development, social inclusion,
and sports management skills.
  At the end of the foundation degree programme (2 years) learners can opt to stay and complete the 3rd year to achieve a BSC Hons Degree in Sports
Coaching.

PATHWAY 2 – FOUNDATION DEGREE IN FOOTBALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Football is not just a game. From sponsorship, marketing and finance to education and leadership, it is a hugely diverse sport and industry offering a wide array of employment opportunities far beyond the most visible roles of playing or coaching. On our Football Business Management Foundation Degree, students will work with clubs and organisations to gain an understanding and knowledge of management and leadership within football, preparing them for a varied and exciting career.

From men’s and women’s clubs to youth and para squads, football offers a vast variety of roles, including playing a vital part in developing communities. Students will be based at a partner club and the course will feature a combination of classroom-based activities alongside unique opportunities working on live projects in the club environment. The course will help students gain an in-depth understanding of the business of football, working with a range of people and boosting CV with real-world experience in a stadium environment.

WHOS IT FOR?
18+

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Sports Coaching – Governing Body Coaching Qualification
Level 1 + Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in Sport
Football Business Management – Level 3 qualification (or equivalent in sport)

How do we get inolved?
Apply via the website

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