How does playing football full time in a professional environment combined with gaining academic qualifications that can lead to a career in sport or progression to higher education in the UK or abroad sound?

Argyle Community Trust’s popular football education programme are actively recruiting year 11 students for their September 2021 squads.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to study a BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport which is equivalent to 3 A levels whilst combining this with a full-time football training and games programme. The qualification itself focusses on a range of concepts within sport, teaching students about the variety of different career paths that are accessible in sport. Across the 2 years students will study concepts such as anatomy and physiology for sport and exercise, fitness training and programming for sport health and wellbeing, sports injury management, investigating business in the sports and leisure industry – amongst other things. All modules are designed with the application element in mind, students will learn how these concepts can be applied to improve their performance not only in sport but in their day-to-day life.

The football aspect of the programme offers students the opportunity to travel around the country in the National Football Youth League playing against other EFL and Premier League teams. A full-time training programme focusing on technical and tactical development, combined with athletic development in the form of strength and conditioning and injury prevention is delivered throughout the whole season. Our partners PlayerTek and Capturemast allow us to track and provide feedback to our players in the form of GPS data from training and games alongside comprehensive analysis sessions which are used to support player development.

There is also the opportunity to study the same academic programme but combine this with coaching in schools. Our coaching programme is perfect for those students who wish to combine hands on coaching experience with their education. Information for the football coaching programme can be obtained by attending the open evening below or by contacting

So, if you are interested in progressing your development as a footballer and combining this to get an education to progress your career then why not attend our virtual open evening?


When? Monday 1st February @ 5pm

Where? Virtual (Google Meet)

How? Invites sent on request, please contact to register your interest


We hope to see you there!

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