16-18 Education

In partnership with SCL we offer a range of government funded sports and sports coaching qualifications in the form of short courses, full time education and apprenticeships.

We provide full time government funded education for 16-18 year olds looking for a career in football / sports industry as an alternative to college or 6th form.

Our partner SCL who delivers the Education is an approved BTEC centre.

Full Time Education

Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL. 

  • Year 1 – Level 2 Diploma in increasing participation in sport. ( stepping stone qualification, leading to a Level 3 qualification
  • Year 1 – BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma
  • Year 2 – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels, allowing direct entry to UK and US Universities.

Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.

SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport.

  • Government approved post-16 private education provider
  • Experts in the field of sport and education delivery with over 15 years’ experience
  • Nationally recognised for high quality advice and guidance
  • Programmes delivered in real sports environments
  • Proven Progression routes


We offer a study programme which will help each student who has not achieved a GCSE grade C in English and Maths. Each student will have two opportunities to sit the GCSE exams in December and May each year.

  • 1st for sport Principles and Preparations for Coaching Sport (PPCS) Level 2
  • Work Experience. 6 – 12 Hours Per Year

Foundation Degree and BSC

We are incredibly excited by our new partnership with Loughborough College and Nottingham University. The partnership allows SFF students the opportunity to undertake a Foundation degree in three sports subjects.

SFF from September 2019 offers Higher National Diploma’s / BSC  in:

Sports Science

Sports Coaching

Sports Management

These diploma’s are blended learning courses and students will undertake work at both the Foundation and at home. Students will still be carrying on their football development with training and games with SFF.

These exciting courses allow students the opportunity to develop their knowledge, attain a degree and also create a pathway to potential jobs in the sports industry.

SFF have excellent contacts within the football industry  and whether its in coaching, match analysis , strength and conditioning ,football agent. etc . We are confident we are able to help you achieve your dream jobs.

This allows students to be with the foundation for a full five years.

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