Youngsters are watched on by a coach during a junior training session

Education Opportunities

Learn whilst playing the beautiful game


Across the county, there are a number of educational opportunities within schools and colleges, which work alongside football clubs.

Take a look at the opportunities below, which include contact details for each respective programme.


Are you aged 16-18 and looking to combine football and studying in a football club environment?

Corby Town Football Club are looking for boys and girls aged 16-18 who are looking to earn a place in September's full time academy sides.

This is an excellent way to take your first step towards becoming a professional or semi professional football player. In the last 3 seasons Corby Town FC have seen more than 10 academy players feature in the 1st team squad and now we are looking for the next local star to break through.... could that be you?

Please CLICK HERE to learn more or contact  JJ Sims, Corby Town U16 Girls Manager, on 07736914534.

The Peterborough United Futsal Programme is run by Peterborough United Foundation. After a successful few seasons with both male and female scholarships running so well and with the growing game for females, Posh are also offering a girls only Futsal scholarship education programme to run alongside the boys'.

The Futsal Programme is not only a chance to play Futsal every day, but gain valuable education qualifications delivered by Nene Park Academy. Players will be working towards a BTEC Level 3 in Sport, with personal training courses and NCS programmes also offered.

For more information please contact or click here

Wellingborough Town Football Club, in partnership with A Sporting Hand and Loughborough College, offers a football scholarship for 16-18 year olds. The course combines a full time football programme with sports studies. Students can study on a level 2 or level 3 course based on school grades, with a clear pathway into employment within the sports industry or university. 

Players will take part in the ECFA colleges league and will be regularly assessed with a view of being selected for the mens first team. 

The club boasts some brilliant facilities and is also located centrally meaning students have easy access to/from the course. 

To enquire about this course or for any questions please email or visit

Tresham Football Academy gives players who find themselves outside of the professional game access to the professional coaching and guidance they require in order to develop their talent. We offer players full time access to UEFA-qualified staff, state-of-the-art training facilities, as well as fitness and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists, video analysis, and sports science support to re-focus the development of players and assist their journey into football.

The Academy programme is aimed at players who are looking to complete their academic and sporting development from the ages of 16 upwards. Alongside tailored training programmes, students will also study for nationally recognised BTEC qualifications in sport.

Applicants should be keen to learn and develop themselves as players under the guidance of professional, motivated staff who want to give each individual the very best chance of recognising their potential.

To find out more, please click here or contact 

Would you like to train at football full-time without forfeiting your education?

Thomas Becket’s Football Academy gives the opportunity for young gifted footballers aged 16-19 top continue with quality further education whilst training to maximise both their career and footballing prospects.

Students will be able to study a combination of A Levels and BTECs as well as gaining a Level 3 National Award in BTEC Sport and First Aid certificates. Training will be conducted by a highly qualified coach.

Football training will target; technical skill, match awareness, physical conditioning and career pathways. A typical week will comprise of two days of training with matches on Wednesdays and daily academic studies.

Thomas Becket Catholic School will be holding an information evening on Thursday 26 April from 6-7pm to present all the details for potential students and their parents/guardians. Full information about the academic course and the football training will be presented.

For further information, please contact Emma Perry at

Northampton Town FC, in association with Northampton Academy, Northamptonshire County Council and VLUK, is once again offering talented local footballers the chance to continue their education alongside training and playing for Cobblers as part of the Under-19 Development Squad. Based at Cobblers Study Centre, next door to Sixfields Stadium, we mix studying for a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (performance and excellence) with the playing side, our teams competing in the National Scholarship Development League and for next season, the PL/FL U19 Development League as well.

Whilst on the course, there are also opportunities to obtain vocational qualifications, such as coaching badges, and also the opportunity to train and play with the club’s Under-18 squad, which gives players a chance to impress under-18 coaching staff and potentially earn a full youth team scholarship.

If you would like the opportunity to apply for the programme, complete the details on the information flyer and email or post it back in. We can then arrange a time for a meeting to discuss the programme with you as well as offering a trial opportunity should it be required.

For all enquiries regarding the programme, please email

Raunds Manor School is running a two year course run in partnership with Peterborough United Football Club. Students will play in a variety of competitions, including the Football Conference and British College League alongside cup competitions, and will also have the opportunity to train and play with the partnership club. Students are fully integrated into the sixth form and are expected to comply with the behaviour expectations and academic ethos of Manor School.

For more information please click here

This exciting opportunity is open to any enthusiastic athletes aged 14-16 who are thinking of enrolling at Moulton College on the Level 3 Diploma in Sport. The day will consist of a taste of the course, including a Sports Academy training session with our specialist Academy coaches, a strength and conditioning session and a talk on athlete recovery. This amazing opportunity is FREE! Places are limited so please book early.

Please click here for more information.

Kettering Town Football Club is now in a unique position to offer their potential players a variety of full time A Level and BTEC courses in partnership with Kettering Science Academy, Kettering Buccleuch Academy and SCL Education group. Kettering Academy provides a range of outstanding facilities, Uefa qualified coaching, video analysis, strength & conditioning and sports science support tailored around the students chosen educational programme.

As well as competing in the ECFA Colleges league and cup competitions, aspiring players will be given the opportunity to train with the under-18 and under-21 sides, which provides a pathway through to Kettering Town's first team. At 16, we believe in getting your education right, which will enable us to help you reach your full potential as a player and person.

For all enquiries regarding the programmes please email or visit