Sports Academy
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2019/20) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

Ealing Trailfinders and West London College have partnered to create a unique opportunity for students aged 16-19 to embed their academic studies in a professional Rugby coaching, leadership and lifestyle programme. Students will represent West London College in partnership with Ealing Trailfinders in AOC Rugby Leagues and age-appropriate matches, and act as academy players for Ealing Trailfinders RFC. Ultimately players that have been educated through this programme will be aiming to represent Ealing Trailfinders 1XV having completed a full time Post 16 educational programme.

Course and Academy Overview

  • Full time Rugby college academy for male students aged 16-19
  • Combined full-time training with Post 16 academic studies
  • Wide range of academic courses available to choose from based on GCSE Grades
  • A professional environment that develops players to reach their full potential
  • Play and train in Ealing Trailfinders Mizuno Branded Kit
  • Enhanced job opportunities
  • Gain the equivalent of 3 A Levels by studying a Level 3 BTEC course and continue your education pathway.

As a Trailfinders Scholar you will have access to:

  • Tailor made timetable to allow a full-time education and training programme.
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Physiotherapy
  • Trialfinders 1XI match tickets
  • Use of one of the best Rugby facilities in the Country
  • Performance analysis
  • Top Level Competition
  • Lifestyle Management
  • Top Level RFU coaching
  • Opportunity to gain professional Contract
Entry Requirements

Be aged 16-19

Pass a trial and academic interview

Be enrolled on one of our many full-time study programmes

Please see the website: for trial dates.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.