The education programme is full-time, five days a week, thirty five hours per week. The timetable contains fitness, practical learning and training which will usually take place before lunch. Theoretical lessons will be in the afternoons. The exception will be Wednesdays which is match day.
Qualifications will predominantly be BTEC Sport Levels Two and Three, dependent upon entry requirements and learner attainments. The Level Three course provides the opportunity to gain sufficient UCAS points for university entry at degree level.
Additional and optional courses are Football Association Coaching Course (FACC) Level One, with potential for Level Two; Sports Leaders Awards; 1st4sport Principles of Coaching Award and Multi Skills Development in Sport.
Delivery of the courses will be undertaken by full time qualified teachers, tutors and coaches who are all regulated by governing bodies and hold current Data Barring Service (DBS) screenings.
Training will take place at our academy centre which is based at West Walsall E-ACT Academy.
The overall aim of the academy is to provide opportunities for young, talented performers to progress to careers within universities and higher education; professional and semi-professional clubs; therapists; analysts; fitness, strength and conditioning coaches. Additionally, scholarships in the USA with Global Sports may be available to aspiring candidates.