Crewe Alexandra Football Education Academy

Leading to a Level 3 Diploma or Level 2 Extended Certificate

Do you want to turn your passion for football into a career? Our unique sport course, in association with Crewe Alexandra Soccer Centre, offers you the opportunity to play football regularly whilst studying for a Level 3 Diploma or Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport.

What will I study?

During the course you will study areas such as:

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

To gain a place on our Football & Education Course you will need to achieve a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above (ideally these Maths & English Language). If Maths & English are not achieved then these can be worked on during the duration of the course through specialist Maths & English lesson & tutors at Reaseheath College.

Also, ideally you will have not only a strong interest in football, but also being coached and willingness to improve under the coaching of UEFA qualified coaches such as Ray Walker (Ex Port Vale & Aston Villa) & Steve Jones (Ex Crewe Alexandra, Burnley, Motherwell & Northern Ireland and now Nantwich Town First Team Coach).

What qualifications will I gain?

Pathways after this programme

When you have completed the course you will gain a BTEC Extended Diploma which is accepted by universities, particular in areas of Sports Coaching, Sports Therapy, and Physiotherapy & Teacher Education. There is also opportunities for learners to go to University and play football in America through our network of America Sports Recruitment Companies.

The qualifications and experience gained through the course will also allow learners to progress straight into vocational working environments within Sport, Leisure and Fitness or aspects such as apprenticeships or direct employment. Throughout the course we will try to teach and enhance a variety of life skills which can be taken across any potential future path a learner decides to take.