Further Education

Age range
16-19 years old
Course duration
2 years
Visa requirements for international students
Student Visa
Education provider
FCV/Pitsford School

Prepare for the future

FCV students can study BTEC & NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development over two or three years. These courses are for those 16-to-19-year-olds and require 15 hours of study per week, which takes place alongside full time football training.

The vocational course explores different areas of employment in the sports sector and its units cover subjects such as anatomy and physiology, psychology, and coaching, making it perfect for those aspiring for a career in football.

The Level 3 BTEC & NCFE courses are the equivalent of three A-levels, opening more opportunities for students to progress into higher education.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade C/Four and above; including English and Maths or the equivalent in their own country.


UK Residential Students – £26,995
EU & International Residential Students – £31,995
EU & International Day Students – £14,995
UK Day Students – Find out more

A refundable deposit of £2,995 is required to secure a students place with remainder of the fees to be paid in instalments throughout the year.

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Football course, academic course, accommodation, 3 meals per day, training kit, matchday kit, welfare support & showcase opportunities.

Join us for a FREE Taster Day to view the facilities at Grace Dieu Manor Park, as well as meet Academy staff to ask questions and take part in training sessions ran by our UEFA qualified coaching team – Find out more


UK Students – Course delivered on site by SCL Education

EU & International Students –  Course delivered by Pitsford School or Loughborough College


Enrolment onto the course take place every September and January of each year.

Course Content

The course consists of 12 units which explore a variety of different areas, including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Sports Injuries