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

American Scholarships

Strachan Football Foundation have built working relationships with numerous colleges in the USA.

We will help prepare learners who are looking for the opportunity of a scholarship in the states.

We will offer:

  • Support throughout the whole application & clearing process.
  • Tuition in preparing for SATS entrance exams.
  • Create a video profile of game footage.
  • Introduce learners to suitable colleges.

Throughout the year we have numerous college coaches visit our training ground to present what their college can offer each learner and give each learner the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the US college system and how scholarships work.

To date we have been successful in finding scholarships with NCAA Division 2 colleges and NAIA colleges who are ranked in the national top 15 rankings.