The Football Academy provides professional and non-league clubs, community trusts and private academies with an established football excellence and education programme that will not only attract, develop and retain quality youth players, but also support you in meeting core social responsibilities.
Each year the programme achieves outstanding academic learner outcomes and has a track record for players progressing into the first team, relevant employment or higher education on completion.
The Football Academy is currently delivered in partnership with over 50 professional and non-league clubs, community trusts and private academies and we are looking to further expand our network.
We are looking to expand The Football Academy Network, contact us for more information.
Delivering both sporting and educational excellence, whilst also being tailored to your club’s programme needs, The Football Academy will:
SCL is the leading provider of education through sport in the Further Education sector and is one of the UK’s largest providers of sports-based education. We are a government-approved, privately owned training provider and are highly respected in our field, renowned for setting the benchmark in Football Academy provision.
In short, we are very good at what we do and very proud of the reputation we have built. And that’s part of the reason why we continue to attract new clubs each season and maintain long-term partnerships. We also:
In addition to classroom based learning delivered by our outstanding teachers and training by highly qualified coaches, students will have access Pro-VLE, our Digital Learning Environment. Pro-VLE has been specifically designed to create a personalised, first class, digital learning experience for our students and has been tailored to support their education and development.
“Education is key, we want them to be able to go down different pathways if needed,” Croydon-born Bowry told The NLP.
“Since SCL took over the education at FC we have seen a new side to the lads.
SCL have significantly contributed to changing the perception of vocational sports programmes.
NON-LEAGUE clubs can inspire youngsters in their communities into education – and develop future first team stars.
DARTFORD boss Tony Burman is a fully paid-up supporter of SCL and their ability to help Non-League clubs build academies.
Three players from SCL academies have secured dream moves to either the Football League or Premier League.
Over the past two years, SCL has become a very important partner of the West Ham United Foundation. I would thoroughly recommend working in partnership with SCL. Joseph Lyons - Chief Executive, West Ham United Foundation
Since partnering with SCL in 2008 we have developed a number of players into the First Team and other non-league clubs. Jane Spong - Community & Academy Officer, Woking Football Club
SCL’s staff understands and relates to the type of players we attract and therefore our outcomes for academic success is outstanding. Tony Burnham - First Team Manager and Academy Director, Dartford FC
SCL has helped us grow our provision and services to local schools and generate additional income. I would highly recommend SCL. Jane Spong - Community & Academy Officer, Woking Football Club
Through their flexible learning environment, they provide outstanding education provision and have been instrumental in supporting the growth of The Football Learning Academy which has recruited over 80 learners. Joseph Lyons - Chief Executive, West Ham United Foundation
Over 15 players have progressed from the academy to my First Team squad. I would without hesitation recommend SCL to any club. Tony Burnham - First Team Manager and Academy Director, Dartford FC