Crewe Alexandra FC Football and Education Course

Leading to a Level 3 Diploma

Do you want to turn your passion for football into a career? Our unique sport course, in partnership with Crewe Alexandra FC, offers you the opportunity to play football regularly whilst studying a sport diploma.

Level 3 Diploma

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.

Level 2 Diploma

What will I study?

  • Fitness for sport and exercise
  • Practical sports performance
  • The mind and sports performance
  • The sports performer in action
  • Training for personal fitness
  • Leading sports activities
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Injury and the sports performer
  • Running a sports event
  • Carrying out a sports related project
  • Designing exercise programmes
  • Work experience in sport
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Youth Football Setup

Experience the youth football setup:

  • UEFA licenced coaches*
  • Coaching from ex-professionals Ray Walker (Aston Villa & Port Vale) and Steve Jones (Crewe Alex, Burnley & Northern Ireland)
  • Skills based coaching
  • Technical and tactical sessions
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gym training
  • Pre, mid and post season fitness testing
  • Competitive fixtures
  • Player reviews to develop performance
  • Access to new multimillion pound Reaseheath sports complex
  • Access to sports massage sessions
  • Training programme with nutrition advice
  • Over 10 hrs of coaching and football development per week

Enhance your coaching and Refereeing skills:

  • Opportunity to gain coaching qualifications
  • Employment and refereeing opportunities at Crewe Alexandra FC Soccer Centre

*All members of staff hold relevant coaching qualifications with two staff possessing UEFA ‘A’ Licences

Additional qualifications

We offer the following qualifications at a discounted cost:

  • FA Level 1 Football Coaching
  • Sports Leaders
  • Level 2 Gym Instructors
  • Others are available