Football and Futsal Education Programme

Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust currently run a full time education programme for 16-19 year old with a keen interest in football and working in the sports industry. The Community Trust operates both a boys and girls course and have the capacity for up to 70 scholars to study with them at one time across first and second years of the course.

The package offered by our Community Trust includes a full time Sports course alongside daily training sessions and a comprehensive coach education and work experience programme.

Our mission is to prepare students for a career of working in the sports industry whilst giving them the educational background to progress onto Higher Education in order to enhance their career prospects if they choose.

swindon-academy-logo2All scholars complete a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport which is the equivalent to 3 A Levels and is recognised by employers and universities nationwide and internationally.

In order to support the footballing aims of this course, the scholars train each day and have at least one match day per week where they compete against other professional football clubs and local schools and sixth form colleges.

Here is an insight into the programme and concepts it entails:

To supplement the above aspects of the course, all scholars are put through their FA Level 1 coaching certificates and given the opportunity to complete their Level 2 later in the first academic year. In order to allow the scholars to develop their own understanding of how to operate in a professional environment and to develop as coaches on work experience placements as coaching assistants at our after scho


ol clubs and soccer centres.

Wednesdays will see the boys participate in the National Futsal League against Cardiff City, Derby County and Southampton FC to name a few, whilst Thursdays see the girls participate in a National Futsal League against the likes of Cardiff City, Exeter, Southampton and Reading.

For more information on this exciting and innovative course, please contact the Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust office on (01793) 421303 or e-mail



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