Level 3 Burnley FC Shadow Youth Team
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including either Mathematics or English, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Mathematics or English at grade 4 or above. Plus a successful trial.
Start Date: September 2021
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

The Burnley FC Shadow Youth Team offers a unique education and performance programme for those wishing to maximise their football talent. Students will represent the College, in partnership with Burnley FC in the Community, in a range of National Leagues operated by the English Football League and the Association of Colleges.

Students will benefit from a high quality coaching and playing experience, while studying towards a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development. This will give you the skills, behaviours and knowledge to support a successful career in sport.

To download and view our Burnley FC Shadow Youth Team booklet, click here.

What will I learn?

You will get up to 12 hours of football coaching and competition per week, a full Level 3 academic qualification, opportunity to complete an FA Level 1 Coaching Badge and chance to work alongside your coaches to support Burnley FC home matches at Turf Moor.

How will the course be assessed?

The units are assessed using a variety of different methods  including written assignments, PowerPoint presentations, group work, practical assessments and competency based assessments.


Materials and other information

There are a range of recommended reading materials for this programme. Students are provided with a sports kit, polo tops and hooded sweatshirts. The remaining attire is general sportswear e.g. shorts, tracksuit bottoms, and suitable footwear, indoor and outdoor. Please note suitable footwear for the 3G pitch is either sports trainers, moulded boots or astro trainers.

Players will also receive up to 12 hours of coaching on a weekly basis.

Progression and Careers

From this programme you can progress to Higher Education, employment or an Apprenticeship. Students from this programme also have the opportunity to pursue athletic scholarships at a range of American universities.

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