Our Sports courses are delivered in association with Pro Direct Academy. The programme includes 10 hours of professional UEFA coaching and two match days per week, as well as support with Maths and English if needed. Fixtures will include a number of professional clubs, US colleges and touring teams as well as regular matches in the ECFA league and opportunities to train at St. Georges Park, the English Football Association’s national football centre.
Learners will benefit from premium level Nike kit, access to life as a pro, plus opportunities to meet footballing heroes and be the first to play in exclusive boots and represent Pro Direct at brand events.
There are two routes – BTEC or NVQ up to level 3. Both will set you up for a great career in Sport or Sports Coaching. We have had learners who now play at professional football clubs or coach in the USA.
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During your course we will support you with work experience which will assist you when the time comes to decide on your next steps.
Maths and English
Whilst on our full time courses you will be supported to progress with Maths and English. This could involve sitting Functional Skills qualifications or even retaking your GCSEs with us when you are ready.
The bursary is a fund to help you participate in learning. It can be used to support with things such as travel or books and equipment and is assessed on an individual basis. Childcare can be supported up to £160 per child per week through the care to learn scheme. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn/overview
Anything else I need to know?
Yes, it’s not all work work work, with our courses you will also have the opportunity to visit clubs and enjoy a wide range of extra curricular trips and activities. A high percentage of young people who study with us progress either into an apprenticeship, job, or further education.
Parents often ask if their Child Benefit, Tax Credits or other benefits will be affected if their child joins us on a full time course…the answer is no, they will not be affected.
Heart of England Training also offer a wide range of ‘Every learner matters‘ sessions, trips and workshops to support your needs.