Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
We are a Football Education Development Programme that aims to develop the footballing and academic skills of talented young players, providing opportunities for progression into semi-professional and professional systems whilst obtaining the knowledge and qualifications necessary to further strengthen their backbone for success.
As a student-athlete on our Football Academy programme you will have access to the following:
- Professional coaching by FA qualified coaches
- 2 hour training sessions x 3 a week plus matches
- Excellent training and match day facilities
- Strength and conditioning gym programme developed for each individual player
- Nutrition plan and guidance
- Fitness assessments conducted 3 times throughout the season.
- Accesses to fully qualified physiotherapist and sports masseuse
- Training and match day kit
You will compete in a variety of high level national competitions including:
Participation in the following football leagues
- Football Conference Youth Alliance League (1st squad only)
- Southern Counties Youth Alliance Floodlit league (1st squad only)
- British Colleges Schools League Division (2nd squad only)
Participation in the following Cup competitions The FA Youth Cup (1st team squad only) The FCYAL Youth cup ( 1st squad only ) The SCYAL youth cups British college’s youth cup *British colleges national youth cup
In addition, there will be other opportunities available to players on this programme, such as: Friendly showcase matches throughout the season against professional youth academies Partnerships with semi-professional clubs London Tigers FC and Kensington Dragons FC which includes the chance to progress into their 1st team set up. End of season international tour to the Benhavis Cup (Marbella) and Gothia Cup (Sweden) Team Photo American Scholarships opportunities Premier league club stadium/training facility tour Opportunities to gain FA level 1 & 2 coaching badges Opportunities to gain FA referee Qualifications *Football CV and Employability Workshops
Be aged 16-19
Pass a trial and academic interview
Be enrolled on one of many full-time Sports study programmes
Please see the website: http://www.wlc.ac.uk/courses/sports-academy for trial dates.