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The Crawley Town FC BTEC Level 2-3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a fantastic opportunity for any young person aspiring to enter the sports profession.
The Crawley Town FC BTEC Level 2-3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a fantastic opportunity for any young person aspiring to enter the sports profession.

Year 11 pupils are expecting their GCSE results this month, and with that comes a great opportunity to study and play in a professional football club setting.

Crawley Town FC has provided students with a unique learning environment for over 4 years now, which inspires and motivates our learners, just like Nick Kinnear, BTEC Level 3 Year One student and captain of the A-Team side.

The Crawley Town FC BTEC Level 2-3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a fantastic opportunity for any young person aspiring to enter the sports profession.

The Crawley Town FC BTEC Level 2-3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a fantastic opportunity for any young person aspiring to enter the sports profession.

Nick said, ‘The Education Academy has allowed me to further my education, completing a highly recognised qualification whilst allowing me to improve and progress my footballing ability. Being based at the first team stadium gives me a real motivation day in day out’.

16-19-year-olds can study the BTEC Level 2-3 Extended Diploma in Sport and represent Crawley Town FC Under 19’s as part of the Football Education Academy 11-a-side Programme playing Premier League and English Football League clubs.

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The programme is delivered by Crawley Town FC teaching staff in partnership with Holy Trinity Sixth Form. Students between the ages of 16 and 18 have the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification while being part of an extensive football programme.

Pupils will complete either a BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport (Equivalent to 4-GCSE’s) or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Equivalent to 3 A-Levels), with the support and guidance of our fully qualified staff.

This is a full-time education programme based at the Crawley Town FC stadium. The academic side of the programme provides students with the skills required to help them progress to a higher standard of education, as well as giving them the necessary experience to create a career pathway in football coaching, the leisure/sports industry, University, a scholarship in USA or in a possible career in pro / semi-pro football.

Being based at the stadium allows direct links to first team, including to the first team physios, coaching team, and sport scientists, making the course a unique and practical real life learning experience.

For those who are keen to pursue a career in football coaching, we provide the FA Level 1 Coaching Badge, Emergency First Aid Certificate, and a grounding in safeguarding practice. This can lead to an opportunity of paid coaching in the community.

Our A & B teams play in the National Football Youth League, which is exclusively for Premier League and English Football League clubs. The league is demanding and of a high standard.

Training is conducted daily with a focus on strength and conditioning, nutrition, technical/tactical development and video match analysis.

For anyone who excels, there are opportunities to train and even gain a contract with Crawley Town FC first team. Giovanni Porciatti has just finished the course, and is currently training with the first team aiming to secure a professional contract.

“It’s a really good experience for me. I am working hard and personally I am learning a lot from it and feeling like I’m improving day by day.”

Another ex-student Amber Whenham, who also completed her Education in June 2018, is off to America in September to do a scholarship.

“By working towards an extended BTEC Diploma in Sport, which is equivalent to 3 A-levels, I have given myself a good pathway to continue my education in the area of sport, by improving my educational CV, so I can develop my knowledge further and specialize in aspects of the football industry.”

The Crawley Town FC BTEC Level 2-3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a fantastic opportunity for any young person aspiring to enter the sports profession.

​If you’re interested and expecting GCSE results this month, contact us for more information or for the application process by emailing education@crawleytownfc.com or by calling 01293 410000 ex 4.